Report: Egypt Reopens Ancient Library in Sinai After Renovations
From the AP:
Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.
The ancient library holds around 3,300 manuscripts of mainly Christian texts in Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Georgian, and Slavonic among other languages. It also contains thousands of books and scrolls dating to the 4th century.
During the library’s renovation, archaeologists apparently found some of Hippocrates’ centuries-old medical recipes.
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