Does a mummy mask hide the oldest known GOSPEL? Fragment of 1,900-year-old biblical papyrus was reused to craft a budget funeral dress

Mummy Mask

A piece of papyrus used to make a mask worn by a mummy, may contain the oldest known copy of a gospel.

The recycled material bearing part of the Gospel of Mark was written in the first century and predates the next oldest surviving copy of gospel texts by about a century, according to experts.

The text, which is set to be published, was extracted using a technique that allows glue used in the construction of mummy masks to be dissolved, without harming ink on the papyrus.

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