Hearing of the Nag Hammadi library for the first time, I was fascinated by the sound of the name... and when I read more of it's history I was truly impressed. I looked it up online and studied a picture of several of the simply bound leather-covered codices which now reside in the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. I read some of the texts, which are referred to as the Apocryophon, The Gnostic Gospels, and The Nag Hammadi Scriptures.
The web page http://www.schoyencollection.com/bindings.ht gave me exact measurements of the leather and papyrus books (30 by 15 centimeters, closed) and the binding style (tacket). For week 25 of the Book-A-Week challenge I have made A Nag Hammadi Book of Lists.
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