Nag Hammadi

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Noun1.Nag Hammadi - a town in Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt - one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; extends south from Cairo to Sudan
2.Nag Hammadi - a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism