The Sinai Palimpsest Project: Piercing the Mists of Time

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the keynote address for the 2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies. On February 28, 2014, at 7pm, Fr. Justin Sinaites will present “The Sinai Palimpsest Project: Piercing the Mists of Time.”

In his lecture, “The Sinai Palimpsest Project: Piercing the Mists of Time,” Fr. Justin will discuss the many palimpsests dating from the seventh to the tenth centuries held in the monastery’s library. In these manuscripts, the original writing was erased, and the valuable parchment used a second time. Fr. Justin will share how recent advances in multi-spectral imaging allow the recovery of these faint underlying texts, which are written in a range of languages and are proving to be of the great interest to scholars. The manuscripts provide information about Sinai at a critical time when little is known from historical sources.

Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00–8:00 pm
Maliotis Cultural Center
Hellenic College Holy Cross
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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