Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ancient manuscripts in Ethiopia: preserving an historical and cultural heritage (via ERC)

The written sources of ancient Christian Ethiopia (which included part of contemporary Eritrea) are considered by scholars as the most important element of the cultural and historical heritage of the region. Experts estimate that currently at least 200,000 manuscripts from the past millennium belong to local monastic libraries and archives. These collections, including biblical and liturgical texts, hagiographies, legal documents and local historical writings, are the witnesses of an African Christian culture born as early as the 4th century A.D.

from EUROPA - Syndicated Research News Feed http://ift.tt/1NxB1xg

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