Exhibition of Arabic and Coptic Papyri at the BA

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Alexandria— Co-organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo, the BA is hosting an Exhibition entitled "Texts from the Early Islamic period of Egypt: Muslims and Christians at their First Encounter", from 4 to 18 May 2009.

The Exhibition features about 23 panels of Arabic Papyri from the early Islamic period in Egypt, from the Collection of Archduke Rainer found in the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

Dr. Thomas Nader, the Austrian Ambassador in Cairo, together with Ambassador Aly Maher, Special Advisor to the BA Director, and Dr. Sohair Wastawy, Head of the BA Library Sector, will open the exhibition on Monday 4 May 2009 at 7:00 pm, at the BACC.


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