Egyptian papyrus found in ancient Irish bog

Irish scientists have found fragments of Egyptian papyrus in the leather cover of an ancient book of psalms that was unearthed from a peat bog, Ireland’s National Museum said on Monday.
The papyrus in the lining of the Egyptian-style leather cover of the 1,200-year-old manuscript, “potentially represents the first tangible connection between early Irish Christianity and the Middle Eastern Coptic Church”, the Museum said.

It will be on display June 2011

More information on the Museum site here

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