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I TESORI di San Lazzaro degli Armeni

The island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a unique world treasure, for its silent and secret nature. For its locations, immersed in the magical light of the Venice lagoon. For what it guards, art objects, ancient manuscripts, still intact, gleam on their gold backgrounds. The parchments rustle and sing, the first books printed in Armenian enchant in their ancient role.

This volume is a testimony to the extraordinary capability of Armenian men and women who, with infinite patience, in the silence of timeless epochs, wrote, copied, illuminated, preserved, handed down and rescued these treasures from oblivion and the violence of history, treasure that are mankind's heritage, reviving and bringing to us again the splendour of our faith.

© 2011

 

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