Arabic manuscripts found at Greece’s Holy Mountain

Kuwaiti archaeologists discovered rare Arabic manuscripts possibly dating back to between 8th-13th century AD, on Mount Athos, an important centre of Eastern Orthodox monasticism, North-East Greece.

Manuscript written in Arabic found on the site (by The Greek Reporter)

The manuscripts were found during an archaeological project aimed at researching the collections of monasteries and libraries in northern Greece. The discovered manuscripts are said to date back to the golden Islamic age, and cover various subjects ranging from daily events, scientific observations, to religious affairs and more. Mount Athos is commonly referred to in Greek as the Holy Mountain and contains numerous Orthodox Church’s monasteries.

(after The Greek Reporter)

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