Friday, March 21, 2008

Previously Unrecognized Copy of Novgorod Chronicles Discovered

Russian media outlets are reporting that a team of researchers from the history faculty of St. Petersburg State University have found "an unknown copy of Novgorod First Chronicle in the Manuscript Department of the State Library of Berlin."

Alexander Mayorov, Doctor of History and Head of Museology Department, said of the 169-sheet document "This manuscript is unique for the fact that it contains excerpts, which had been lost in all other Chronicle copies found before."

[h/t Shelf:Life]

Apologies for the short posts lately - some big news coming again soon.

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