Egypt: ‘Treasure trove’ of Christian manuscripts ‘never included in Bible’ found in church
Robert Curzon was a traveller, diplomat and author who was responsible for acquiring several important and late Biblical manuscripts in the 19th century. In 1833, he arrived in Alexandria, Egypt, before visiting Cairo and the Coptic monasteries of the area. In search of biblical relics, Curzon travelled to a nearby deprived Egyptian monastery, but he uncovered much more than what he had hoped for.
His incredible journey was unravelled by archaeologist Dr Jeff Rose during the Smithsonian Channel’s ‘Bible Hunters: In Search for Truth’ series.
He said: “Curzon’s journey led him to Egypt and the majestic pyramids.
“You can’t not be amazed standing in the presence of these giant stone monsters, but Curzon wanted to do more than just marvel at the wonders of ancient Egypt.
“A book collector with a passion for handwritten manuscripts, he wanted to find ancient biblical texts and bring them back to England for preservation.