Archive of medieval books and manuscripts discovered in Romanian church

A team of researchers led by Adinel C. Dincă from Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania has found over 200 books and manuscripts dating back to the 9th century in the Ropemakers’ Tower of St. Margaret’s Church in Mediaș. The collection of books includes dozens of early printed works and manuscript fragments dating back to the early 16th century. The cache was found in what is being called a “forgotten archive,” probably to protect them during the First or Second World War. The books were part of the church patrimony and were mostly kept from a certain moment on for their intrinsic value.

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