Archived from The Magdalene Review on Wednesday 30 November 2005

This exciting news is something I picked up from Terje Bergesen’s blog.

Coptic Trove
by Nevine El-Aref

In Al-Gurna where several excavation missions are probing for more Ancient Egyptian treasures under the sand, a team from the Polish Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology has stumbled on a major Coptic trove buried under the remains of a sixth-century monastery located in front of a Middle Kingdom tomb.

This was reported by Al-Ahram Weekly On-line (Cairo) back in February.

Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, says that the find is equal in importance to the discovery made at Nag Hammadi in 1945. I hope he’s right. I can’t wait to find out what texts are included, but know it will likely be a long time before the public learns more about them.

Would it be entirely inappropriate to pray for the missing pages of the Gospel of Mary to be there?

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