The Centre of Excellence in Ancient Greek Written Sources consisted of five research projects that were concerned with ancient Greek writings that had received only little attention in earlier research. The projects aimed at saving, conserving and publishing sources that in earlier studies had been considered particularly challenging, for example on account of the way they had been preserved; examples included mummy cartonnages and carbonised papyri.
The CoE's five research projects were:
- Papyri research
- Excavations at the Monastery of St. Aaron
- Library of the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
- Stone-inscribed Greek poetry
- Substandard Greek and Latin
The CoE was also a Centre of Excellence in Research nominated by the Academy of Finland for the 2000–2005 period.
The CoE was headed by Professor Jaakko Frösén.