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The Master of Time

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Jerusalem - Father Columba sits at the St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Monastery Church, with the monks. <br />
One of the oldest Christian communities in the world, Syriacs inhabit parts of Syria and Iraq and have been heavily persecuted by extremist groups in recent years. Their cultural patrimony has suffered enormously, with thousands of Syriac manuscripts reportedly lost or destroyed after the sudden fall of Mosul into the hands of ISIS in 2014. Most of them had already been digitized by the HMML in the previous months.