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1,500-Year-Old ‘Last Supper’ Papyrus Casts New Light on Early Christianity

Dr Roberta Mazza at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Research Institute has discovered what she says is the world’s oldest surviving document to use the Christian Eucharist liturgy as a protective charm. The intriguing papyrus document from Roman Egypt, which appears to be nearly 1,500 years old and refers to the Last Supper and ‘manna from heaven,’ casts new light on early Christianity – just 300 years after the Roman emperor Constantine converted to the religion.

read more 1,500-Year-Old ‘Last Supper’ Papyrus Casts New Light on Early Christianity | Archaeology | Sci-News.com.

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This entry was posted on September 8, 2014 by in Archaeology, History, Religion.

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