|Manuscripts Center At Bibliotheca Alexandrina.|
Thursday, March 24, 2016
News, Alexandrina: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Restores 100 Byzantine-Era Manuscripts
Dating back to Egypt’s Byzantine era (395-642,) the collection will be restored by a team of specialists in the Manuscripts Center, Director of the Manuscript Museum at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mohamed Soliman told Youm7 Thursday.
He added that the center has signed a memorandum of understanding with the cathedral to restore the rare manuscripts at an estimated cost of 1.3 million EGP ($145,000.)
The Manuscripts Center contains a diverse collection of original manuscripts, most important of which is the Alexandria Municipal Library manuscripts, in addition to the donated collections: Sheikh al-Hosary’s manuscripts, the manuscripts of the Holy Quran Memorization Society in Damanhur, the Malta Library illustrated manuscripts, and several manuscripts donated by individuals, said Soliman.