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Tovey, The US repatriates literary treasures that belong to Egypt.

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 31, 2021 at 14:47

Tovey:

You might be interested in reading the articles in the links in the links below. The US repatriated to Egypt thousands of literary fragments written on papyri and were "stored" at the Holy Bible Museum in Washington, DC. These literary fragments were illegally acquired and the US is returning them to their rightful owners, the Copts of Egypt.

These papyri are written in Hieratic, Demotic (scripts of the Egyptian language) as well as Coptic (also a script of the Egyptian language), Greek and Coptic and Arabic texts.

If you scroll all the way down you will come across a papyrus and it is written in Coptic (Egyptian language) with translations to Arabic on على الهامش (the edges of the papyrus). I suspect that this is a very early translation of a "Lectionary" and i can read the name of Moses موسى and notice that the Arabic text's ink is red only for the consonantal text and black for the short vowels which makes me suspect that they were added at a later date.

Last, one of your questions I recall was about the conversion of Egypt to Christianity. I suspect that it happened not just because Christianity was a natural retelling of the very ancient stories of the religion of Egypt, but it was also for more mundane reasons: During the Roman Period the financial support of the Egyptian temples came to a holt and with no money the temples declined. However, we still can find evidence of not just the old Egyptian religion as well as the Hieroglyphs well into the 5th century AD

Here are the link

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/96934/Egypt-repatriates-5-000-manuscripts-pieces-of-papyrus-from-USA

https://hyperallergic.com/617929/museum-of-bible-returns-5000-artifacts-with-insufficient-provenance-to-egypt/

You will find the papyrus that i mentioned in the second link

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