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2172 – Arte TV: the story of the theft of the Sografou manuscript by Bulgaria

Click here to see the video. This is the story -in French and German- of the theft of the Bulgarian “founding” manuscript in the ’80-ties and how it returned in 1998 to the Holy Mountain. Wim Voogd, 7/10 (thanks to … Continue reading

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1942 – Kuwaiti scientists discover Arabic manuscripts in Athos

A Kuwait University team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos. The scientific mission, which included history Professors Dr Abdulhadi Al Ajmi and Dr Mohammad Al Marzouqi, visited Athos monasteries and libraries.The Kuwaiti team visiting father Filemon from Profiti … Continue reading

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1533 – The Getty Museum announced today plans to voluntarily return a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to Dionysiou

Image: Saint Matthew, 1133. Artist Unknown. Byzantine. Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment. 22.1 x 18.1 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/8 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig II 4, fol. 10v. … Continue reading

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1441 – Books: Visits to Monasteries in the Levant by Robert Curzon

Here the part  of the book that covers his visit to the Athos monasteries. The print above is from the book and showes Pantocrateros. Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (16 March 1810-2 August 1873), was a notable Victorian English traveler, … Continue reading

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997 – Buondelmonti, Cristoforo 1420

Mount Athos, manuscript on vellum with many Greek islands 1420. Go to the database of the National Maritime museum (UK) to zoom in en read the text. A 19th century version of this medieval manuscript was already on our long … Continue reading

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322 – Books: Curzon 2

The complete book (1849 edition) you can read here. In the fragment below you get an impression how he negotiated with the ignorant monks of Xenofontos. hv

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321 – Robert Curzon

Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (16 March 1810-2 August 1873), was a notable Victorian English traveler, travel writer, and diplomat, active mainly in the Near East. He is perhaps best known as being responsible for the “purchase” of some of … Continue reading

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227 – Manuscripts

7/221 [Medieval manuscripts]. Pelekanidis, S.M. (a.o.). The Treasures of Mount Athos. Illuminated Manuscripts. Athens, Ekdotike Athenon, 1974-1979, 3 vols., 496; 399; 327p., num. (full-p.) col. ills., orig. unif. gilt and dec. rexine w. dustwr., 3 orig. slipcases, folio. €(400-500) Will … Continue reading

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