Monday, February 27, 2006

Ancient Manuscripts Found in Egyptian Monastery


A cache of manuscripts have apparently been discovered in the Monastery of Deir al-Surian (in the Western Desert of Egypt) during restoration work on its ancient tower (the report here is quite detailed; mentioned on Explorator). No biblical manuscripts explicitly mentioned.

A photo of a fragment, not otherwise identified, is included in the report.


  1. Very nice. As this is the monastery from which we have the Curetonian ms of the Old Syriac, let's hope there are some fragments of the Old Syriac Gospels in there!

  2. The MS pictured is clearly Syriac.

  3. I'm confused, the Forbes article appears to be from 2002. When was this find made?