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05 January 2017

New Year Greetings from EAP

When the EAP team returned to work after the closure of the office for the holiday period, we realised that for some areas of the world Christmas has yet to come. So, we thought it would be fitting to post some illustrations from manuscripts that have been digitised as part of the Endangered Archives Programme.

For those of you who will be celebrating Christmas this week – we hope you have a very special time and of course we would like to wish everyone a very joyous 2017.

Ethiopic illustration depicting Madonna and Child.  EAP526/1/7

Ethiopic illustration depicting Madonna and Child  EAP526/1/41

  Ethiopic illustration depicting Madonna and Child  EAP704/1/43

Ethiopic illustration depicting the Three Wise Men.  EAP704/1/43

Ethiopic illustration depicting the Three Wise Men.  EAP704/2/1

The images have come from two projects: EAP526, which digitised the monastic archive at May Wäyni and EAP704, which digitised the monastic archives of Marawe Krestos and Däbrä Abbay, Ethiopia