Jabal alrif from a distanceNag Hammadi Library Discovery SiteNag Hammadi Codex II opened to pages 50-51Jabal alrifNag Hammadi Library Discorvey site

The great Seth wrote this book with letters in one hundred and thirty years. He placed it in a mountain that is called Charaxio, in order that, at the end of the times and eras, ... it may come forth and reveal this incorruptible, holy race of the great Savior, and those that dwell with them in love, and the great, invisible, eternal Spirit, and his only begotten Son.

  - Gospel of the Egyptians NHC III 68, 10-26 (Translation by Alexander Bohlig and Frederik Wisse)

All photographs © Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, California

Top photograph: Jabal al-Ṭārif from a distance (the eastern escarpment of the Nile near the village of Hamra Dum). The Nag Hammadi Library was buried under a fallen boulder near the top of the talus.

Clockwise from middle left:

Site of the discovery - Photograph by Douglas Kuylenstierna. The arrow points to the position under the fallen boulder that Muḥammad 'Alī Khalīfah al-Sammān identified as the site of his discovery.

Codex II, opened at pages 50-51 - (the conclusion and subscript title of the Gospel of Thomas) - Photograph by Jean Doresse.

Excavated location under the fallen boulder identified by Muḥammad 'Alī Khalīfah al-Sammān - Photograph by Douglas Kuylenstierna

The Jabal al-Ṭārif cliff face, talus, and the valley below. The boulder extending like a finger down the talus marks the site of discovery - Inscribed Doresse