Courtesy of The Codex Sinaiticus Project, British Library

During 1975 repairs to the monastery, 11 additional leaves and 14 fragments of the Codex Sinaiticus were discovered among some forgotten manuscripts at St. Catherine’s. After an unauthorized report on the new finds was published in Biblical Archaeologist in 1978, the monks hid the pages away and refused to let scholars or the public see them until 2005, when they joined the Codex Sinaiticus Project. The badly deteriorated condition of this folio is an example of the challenges that face conservators on the project.