Student finds 2000-year-old Egyptian documents at Iowa college

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POSTED: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:04pm

A sophomore at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa made an incredible discovery in January: documents, thousands of years old.

"Nobody knew they were there, " said Philip Freeman, Professor of Classics at the Decorah, Iowa college. "They'd been sitting in this box for decades."

Some things you expect to find on a college campus, but not this.

"Some ancient Egyptian papyri," Freeman said. "These are documents that are almost 2000 years old ... Very few of them survive, and most of them are not in very good condition."

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