Here at Paperblanks we’re obviously fascinated by old world book-making and binding techniques – but this is something completely different! 70 small books with lead pages and wire binding were found in a cave in Jordan that could date back to the first century AD. The books, tied to Christianity, are filled with images, symbols and words that seemingly refer to “the Messiah and, possibly even, to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.”
But the news on these books is less focused on book-binding and more on how these books can “unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity,” and the fact that they’ve suddenly disappeared (It’s believed they may have been illegally smuggled across the border of Israel.) Read all about those stories here.