Matenadaran

Avicenna’s work “Quitab Al-Najat” in Arabic, 1626

Avicenna’s work “Quitab Al-Najat” in Arabic, 1626

Fragment from 1290 manuscript showing medieval Armenian actors

Fragment from 1290 manuscript showing medieval Armenian actors

Italian manuscript on palm leaves

Italian manuscript on palm leaves

The “Annunciation,” a miniature from a 13th century manuscript, believed to be drawn by the outstanding Armenian artist Toros Roslin

The “Annunciation,” a miniature from a 13th century manuscript, believed to be drawn by the outstanding Armenian artist Toros Roslin

The Matenadaran’s biggest manuscript weighing more than 70 pounds

The Matenadaran’s biggest manuscript weighing more than 70 pounds

The Matenadaran’s tiniest pocket calendar, weighing 19 grams

The Matenadaran’s tiniest pocket calendar, weighing 19 grams

 

In the restoration shop

In the restoration shop

 

Fragment of an ivery cover (6th-7th centuries)

Fragment of an ivery cover (6th-7th centuries)

A petrified manuscript found in a cave

A petrified manuscript found in a cave

 

Piecig a manuscript together

Piecig a manuscript together

Monument to Anania Shirakatsi, a 7th century Armenian scholar, at the entrance to the Matenadaran

Monument to Anania Shirakatsi, a 7th century Armenian scholar, at the entrance to the Matenadaran

 

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