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  1. Default Visitors generally were amazed at the wonderful state of its preservation and the clearness of the script.

    Found by Jack Moorman

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Fri 29 Dec 1933 Page 10 CODEX SINAITICUS
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17036353
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1155481

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    CODEX SINAITICUS
    On View at Museum.
    INSPECTED BY 3500 PEOPLE.
    LONDON, Dec. 27. 1933

    The Codex Sinalticus, within a red and gold enamelled box, wrapped in cotton wool and brown paper, arrived at the British Museum this morning.

    Dr. Bell, Keeper of Manuscripts, spent two hours testing its authenticity
    , after which it
    was installed in the entrance hall, where a queue speedily formed. About 3500 people inspected the manuscript, 80 per cent, of them placing a contribution, sometimes a Treasury note, in the box alongside.

    Visitors generally were amazed at the wonderful state of its preservation and the clearness of the script.
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    Yes, it is amazing when a 100-year old manuscript is passed off as over 1500 years!

    And, wow, impressive.
    The Brits invested two whole hours in authenticity testing by one gentleman!
    Last edited by Steven Avery; 10-10-2018 at 02:32 PM.

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