Early Coptic Manuscript Found in Egypt

A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.

The manuscripts were discovered recently when rubble from a collapsed floor was removed from the monastery. The parchment is believed to be the Book of the Holy Hierothos.