Awesome Discovery of Ancient Papyrus 'Last Supper' 1500 Year-Old


Found Ancient Papyrus 'Last Supper' 1500 Year-Old 

More recently, Dr Roberta Mazza of the University of Manchester - John Rylands Research Institute, have discovered the world's oldest document in the form of Christian liturgy of the Eucharist (Eucharist). This document is considered as an ancient papyrus of the reign of Roman Egypt almost 1,500 years old and refer to the Last Supper (Last Supper) and 'Manna from Heaven' early Christian period, about 300 years after the Roman emperor Constantine converts religion.

Ancient papyrus texts written in Greek and is a combination of the original verses of the Bible, including Psalms 78: 23-24 and Matthew 26: 28-30. This discovery introduced Dr. Mazza on 4 September 2014 disebuah conference in Manchester, UK under the title 'From Egypt to Manchester: Unravelling the John Rylands Papyrus Collection'.


talisman From Ancient Papyrus Fragments of the Last Supper 

The Last Supper is a story which tells the early Christians first day Festival of Unleavened Bread or Passover, Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead with a very specific instructions to prepare for the Passover meal. That evening, Jesus sat at the table with the 12 disciples to eat his last meal before the cross. As they ate together, he said to the twelve that one of them will betray him.



Papyrus was originally discovered in Egypt in the 19th century, and is now kept in the John Rylands Library, Manchester. This text shows how Christians adopted the practice of the ancient Egyptians wore amulets to protect the wearer from harm. Text entry ancient papyrus pieces followed by Christians who replaced the prayers to the gods of Egypt and the Greco-Roman with the extract from the Bible.

According to Mazza, to this day Christians use passages from the Bible as a protective talisman that 'talisman' marks the beginning of an important trend in Christianity. Although hardly known who the owner is, according to this ancient papyrus archaeologist could be owned by a resident of a nearby village Hermopolis (el-Ashmunein).

Hermopolis lies a small village called El Ashmunein (derived from Shmun), is the capital of the 15th (Hare) Nome in Upper Egypt. When ancient times, this place is one of the major Egyptian city known as Khmunu (Shmun). Shmun name refers to the eight ancestors who created the first child and believed to be the first time the sun rises in the city, eventually creating the world.


Papyrus is an example of a very rare among Christians and the Bible, and thanks to this discovery, archaeologists assumed knowledge of the Bible is more embedded in Egypt in the 6th century AD. The researchers also found that the ancient papyrus written in a version of the recycled paper using spectral imaging techniques.

Samar letters behind the paper is considered as a receipt for tax payment wheat certified by the tax collector of the village Tertembuthis, rural ancient city of Hermopolis (modern el-Ashmunein). Amulet makers will cut the jertas as a receipt, written on the other side and then folded ancient papyrus stored in a necklace or pendant.


Sources and references via library.manchester.ac.uk

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