Archaeological News: Ancient Last Supper charm found in John Rylands Library

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The 1,500-year-old papyrus charm discovered in the vaults 

The fragment was found at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library by researcher Dr Roberta Mazza.

“The first ever found to refer to the Last Supper and use magic in the Christian context.”

Dr Mazza said it was an “incredibly rare example of the Bible becoming meaningful to ordinary people”.

She said it would have been put in a locket to protect wearers from danger.

The document, written in Greek, has been held by the library since 1901, but was largely ignored until Dr Mazza came across it…(read more)

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