World's oldest bible goes on display in London

Visitors in London can now see the oldest bible in the world at the British Museum starting on Friday.

Visitors in London can now see the oldest bible in the world at the British Museum starting on Friday.

Visitors in London can now see the oldest bible in the world at the British Museum starting on Friday. Image by British Museum Twitter

The bible is the 4th century Codex Sinaiticus, a hand-written Greek-language book made of animal skins and written by monks at Mount Sinai in Egypt. It includes the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.

The bible is part of an exhibit called 'Egypt: faith after the pharaohs', which charts the religious evolution of the North African nation.

The British Library has loaned the New Testament section to the British Museum for the first time for the exhibit.

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