As we go to press, the latest research from the Oxyrhynchus Papyri has revealed the name of the owner of several of the ancient documents: Aurelius Leonides, son of Theon, a flax merchant from Egypt, whose collection included a fourth-century text of the Gospel of Luke. In such ways does archaeology bring ancient history to life.

The research that enabled the identification was the work of Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk of Princeton University.