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British Museum to feature world's oldest bible

The world’s oldest bible will be shown as part of an exhibition at London’s British Museum.

The British Museum.
The British Museum. Image by Ian Muttoo / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Codex Sinaiticus dates from the fourth century and contains the earliest complete manuscript of the New Testament, as well as 27,000 corrections. The exhibition, Egypt After the Pharaohs, charts the country’s transition from a pharaoh-worshipping society to a majority Christian and then majority Muslim one, and will also feature an ancient copies of the Qur’an and the Hebrew Gaster Bible, alongside a statue of the Egyptian God Horus dressed as a Roman soldier. It runs from 29 October to 7 February. Read more: theguardian.com