Tag: Mar Behnam

Chrétiens d’Orient, 2000 Ans d’Histoire: A Major Exhibit in France
Church History, Culture and Arts

Chrétiens d’Orient, 2000 Ans d’Histoire: A Major Exhibit in France

I spent over an hour there, in that small rotunda, about twenty feet across. Display cases of manuscripts in Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, and Armenian encircled me, the only one of the museum’s patrons to linger so long in that spot. The rest of the exhibit, outside this temporary cloister, was equally worthy of attentive study,…

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Rescuing Syriac Manuscripts in Iraq
Culture and Arts

Rescuing Syriac Manuscripts in Iraq

  The so-called Islamic State invaded Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh in the north of Iraq in August 2014, destroying people, especially minorities, centuries-old religious and civil buildings, and cultural heritages, including collections of manuscripts owned privately or by institutions. The octagonal martyrion of Mār-Behnam built during the 6th century to commemorate this Christian man…

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