An Egyptian Christmas Carol

Ágnes Mihálykó What did late antique Egyptians sing about at Christmas? Angels, shepherds, and the Virgin Mary, of course.Angels have the main role in what appears to be the earliest manuscript of a Christmas carol, preserved in Greek on a papyrus from the city of Hermopolis (modern el-Ashmunein) in Middle Egypt, Berlin P. 11842. TheContinue reading “An Egyptian Christmas Carol”