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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Coptic Manuscripts Discovered in Egypt

A Polish team excavating in the ancient city of Luxor have discovered three ancient Coptic manuscripts in a Pharaonic tomb. The event is considered by many to be the most important Coptic discovery since the famous Nag Hammadi Coptic codices found in Egypt in 1945. The manuscripts date to the sixth century and were concealed in a Middle Kingdom (2000 to 1800 BC) tomb. Scholars suggest that the texts may have been hidden there by early Christians who were being persecuted by the Romans.

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