posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 02:38 PM
I dont know whether this is the right place for this,,but its interesting to think that the early Irish Christians had a connection with
Ireland’s National Museum announced on Monday, September 6th 2010, the discovery of fragments of Egyptian papyrus in the leather cover of an ancient
book of psalms. According to the museum ‘it is a finding that asks many questions and has confounded some of the accepted theories about the history
of early Christianity in Ireland.’ Its significance may be huge, as the papyrus could be evidence of the first ‘tangible connection between early
Irish Christianity and the Middle Eastern Coptic Church’, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
The manuscript known as the Faddan More Psalter was unearthed four years ago, on July 20th 2006, from a peat bog at Faddan More near the town of Birr
in County Tipperary. The fragmented illuminated vellum manuscript is encased in an Egyptian style leather binding and dates to the eighth century.
According to Raghnall O Floinn, head of collections at the Museum, it represents one of the top ten archaeological discoveries in Ireland. It was the
first manuscript to be found in a water-logged state in a bog and its discovery posed unprecedented difficulties for the Conservation Department of
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