On 08/11/17 12:15, Charles Jones wrote:
The Sinai Palimpsests Project (2011 – ) at the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library The Sinai Palimpsests Project (2011 – ) at the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library
A collaboration of St. Catherine's Monastery of the Sinai, Egypt, and EMEL, made possible by a generous five-year grant from Arcadia.
St. Catherine's Monastery, the world's oldest continually operating monastery, holds 130 known palimpsests. The erased writings on these palimpsests date from the 4th-12th centuries and are mostly unidentified. If these erased writings can be recovered, the potential for major discoveries is outstanding.
The project seeks to:
• Use spectral imaging to recover erased ancient texts on palimpsests of St. Catherine's Monastery.View image gallery here…
• Identify and paleographically describe the erased texts, as possible.
• Publish legible images online, rendered accessible by a searchable catalog.
Online presentation of project results will be a publication of St. Catherine's Monastery.
[website under construction – coming soon]
-- Sent from my Linux system.
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