Sometime in the 1940s, an Egyptian peasant found a large jar full of ancient gnostic books, at a place today known as Nag Hammadi. The books passed into the art market, and caused a sensation, and various dealers made money on the find. The news made its way back to the region. This stirred other peasants to…

via A collection of 31 (?) rolls and codices found in a jar: the Bodmer / Chester Beatty “papyri” — Roger Pearse

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