The article outlines the complex story of the discovery and sale of the 4 famous Biblical codices of the Freer Collection. According to Ali Arabi, a trader of Egyptian Antiquities, who lived in Gizeh, they were found at Dime es Seba, the ancient Soknopaiou Nesos in the Fayyum region, by a clandestine digger. This statement has been very much discussed. The article comes to the conclusion that the codices could come from Dime es Seba, where probably a monastery or a hermitage was settled.

L’enigma della provenienza dei manoscritti Freer e dei codici cristiani viennesi alla luce dei nuovi scavi a Soknopaiou Nesos

Capasso M.
2017

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The article outlines the complex story of the discovery and sale of the 4 famous Biblical codices of the Freer Collection. According to Ali Arabi, a trader of Egyptian Antiquities, who lived in Gizeh, they were found at Dime es Seba, the ancient Soknopaiou Nesos in the Fayyum region, by a clandestine digger. This statement has been very much discussed. The article comes to the conclusion that the codices could come from Dime es Seba, where probably a monastery or a hermitage was settled.
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