The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa has received at the library of the patriarchate in Alexandria a delegation from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), which handed him 12 manuscripts the BA had restored for the patriarchate.
The manuscripts were restored within a preservation programme carried out by the Patriarchate of Alexandria with the support of the Leventis Foundation in Nicosia. The restoration is executed by the BA which has a world-class manuscript restoration department.
The newly restored 12 manuscripts include liturgical, menaia, musical, philosophical and theological texts in Greek and Arabic.
To date, 87 manuscripts out of the patriarchate’s 500 manuscripts have been restored.
The Patriarch of Alexandria warmly thanked all at the BA who contributed to the effort of preservation of a great cultural treasure.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, opened in 2002, is Egypt’s modern-day revival of the Great Library of Alexandria, which thrived from around 285BC till the 7th AD century. The modern library acts as a huge repository of books and publications in paper and digital form, and plays a singular role on Egypt’s cultural arena with its vast array of diverse cultural programmes, efforts, and activities.
20 October 2020