May 12, 2018

Workshop on Preserving Ancient Manuscripts

Workshop on Preserving Ancient Manuscripts

he PFDJ Research and Documentation Center organized a workshop aimed at assessing the activities conducted over the past 17 years in the preservation of ancient manuscripts and the public-awareness activities carried out.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid, Secretary of the PFDJ, underlined the need for integrated effort in cooperation with religious institutions for modern way of preserving ancient relics so that they are transferred for posterity. Mr. Alamin also said that ancient manuscripts and historical heritages are reflections of Eritrean identity and should be given due attention for their preservation.

Following briefing on the researches made and efforts exerted in preserving manuscripts and ancient scrolls, the Head of the PFDJ Research and Documentation Center, Ms. AziebTewolde, explained that artifacts are public properties and the need to raising public-awareness towards that purpose is important.

The Head of Arabic documents at the RDC, Mr. YosufIdris, gave briefing on the research activities conducted on Arabic inscription from 2000 to 2017 by visiting ancient Mosques and cemeteries.

During the one-day workshop, papers including documentation and preservation of ancient manuscripts, activities conducted for preserving and documenting Islamic manuscripts as well as researches conducted and collecting undocumented manuscripts were discussed.

The conference was attended by religious leaders, regional representatives, experts and invited guests.

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