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Coptic Christianity


Coptic Church, Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest, Hungary.

Coptic Church, Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest, Hungary.

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Definition: The Coptic church is a form of Christianity developed in Egypt, said to have been started by one of Christ's apostles, Mark, in the 1st century AD, when he traveled to Egypt during the reign of Nero.

The famous Nag Hammadi Library was apparently stored by Copts. Today, Copts are the largest religious minority in Egypt.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.
Aksum, Ethiopia; Nag Hammadi library (Egypt).

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