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THE SYRIAC MANUSCRIPTS…

The present collection is part of the Syriac manuscript patrimony held in that corner of land commonly referred to as Tur ‘Abdin, a slither of land in far southeastern Turkey that creeps between Syria and Iraq. A land whose wealth of ecclesiastical heritage contrasts with its remote unassuming nature, far from any easy and straightforward path. However, even what is but a drop in a sea, speaks to the importance of this ancient culture and of the exceptional and strenuous conservation work.

The present collection is part of the Syriac manuscript patrimony held in that corner of land commonly referred to as Tur ‘Abdin, a slither of land in far southeastern Turkey that creeps between Syria and Iraq. A land whose wealth of ecclesiastical heritage contrasts with its remote unassuming nature, far from any easy and straightforward path. However, even what is but a drop in a sea, speaks to the importance of this ancient culture and of the exceptional and strenuous conservation work.

The present collection is part of the Syriac manuscript patrimony held in that corner of land commonly referred to as Tur ‘Abdin, a slither of land in far southeastern Turkey that creeps between Syria and Iraq. A land whose wealth of ecclesiastical heritage contrasts with its remote unassuming nature, far from any easy and straightforward path. However, even what is but a drop in a sea, speaks to the importance of this ancient culture and of the exceptional and strenuous conservation work.

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