Egypt

Collection material from Egypt includes manuscripts written on papyrus, parchment and paper covering almost 3,000 years of the human experience. These range from c. 1160 BC to the modern period, surveying Pharaonic, Roman, Christian and Islamic life in Egypt.

Two angels from a Coptic manuscript
Egypt
CBL Cpt 823

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  • Four horsemen taking part in a contest, from Manual on the Arts of Horsemanship
    1366 (767 AH)
    Mamluk Cairo (Egypt)
    CBL Ar 5655.118

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  • Gospel of Luke
    Four Gospels and Acts
    200-250 AD
    Egypt
    CBL BP I ff.13-14

    2 / 9

  • Detail from tooled leather bookbinding
    1400-1500
    Cairo (Egypt)
    CBL Is Bb79

    3 / 9

  • Pauline Epistles and Gospel of John
    c. 600
    Apa Jeremias (Egypt)
    CBL Cpt 813

    4 / 9

  • Official correspondence of the Strategus of Panopolis concerning the preparations for the forthcoming visit of Diocletian
    298 AD
    Panopolis (Egypt)
    CBL PapPan I.12

    5 / 9

  • Contentings of Horus and Seth
    c. 1160 BC
    Egypt
    CBL Pap 1.2

    6 / 9

  • Qur’an
    1332-1336
    Mamluk Cairo (Egypt)
    CBL Is 1476

    7 / 9

  • Two angels from a Coptic manuscript
    Egypt
    CBL Cpt 823

    8 / 9

  • Treasure binding
    3rd or 4th century AD
    Egypt
    CBL Cpt 801

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