Digitizing Greek Orthodox Manuscript Collections in Syria

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library will support the Antiochian (Greek) Orthodox Church in Syria in preserving more than a thousand secular and religious manuscripts housed in ecclesiastical collections in Damascus, Hama, and Latakia, and written in Greek, Syriac, and Arabic.

This project reactivates HMML’s work in Syria, where they partnered with local organizations to provide training and equipment to digitize manuscripts from 2003 to 2012, when conflict in the country forced a suspension of the work.

Project Details


Location: Syria, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Project partner(s): Antiochian (Greek) Orthodox Church in Syria, Patriarchal Library in Damascus Funder(s): Whiting Foundation Funding received: $77,330 USD Commencement Date: 02/2013 Project Status: Active
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