Sensational find in Graz – the oldest fragment of a book discovered to date

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sensational find! The oldest known fragment of a book in the form of a codex was discovered at the University of Graz.

During routine work on papyrus fragments from the special collections in the library of the University of Graz, the restorer Theresa Zammit Lupi discovered a sensation: a 3rd century BC Egyptian papyrus shows traces of a binding that indicate that it must have been part of a book .

Happy discovery
The fragment was found in a mummy’s casing in 1902
is found. 400 years older than the previously known first books in the world, the find becomes the previously scientifically accepted timeline of book historyprobably ahead. This discovery was a real stroke of luck,” says Zammit Lupi.

Source: Krone

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