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Recycled Papyrus from Egypt to Ireland | First Fragments (pt 7)

Recycled Papyrus from Egypt to Ireland
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Papyrus makes a great writing surface, but in ancient Egypt it was used for all sorts of other practical purposes too. A recent discovery in the Irish midlands showed, astonishingly, that papyrus was used in the early Christian period here too. The First Fragments exhibition runs in the Chester Beatty, Dublin, until 3 September 2023, and entrance is free.

Further details: chesterbeatty.ie/exhibitions/first-fragments/

Acknowledgments: we are grateful to the Chester Beatty for granting us permission to film on location, and especially grateful to Dr Jill Unkel (Curator of Western Collections) for facilitating our visit.

#manuscripts #biblical #archaeology #bible #papyrus #museum #research #books #boats #crafts #hardback #recycling #egypt #ireland

Shot and edited by: Patrick Grant (linktr.ee/patrickgrant).

Presented by: Conor McDonough OP. –

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