The Master of Time (31 images)

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A Benedictine monk has dedicated his life to saving our history and culture from wars, extremists and the passing of time.

For the past 18 years, Father Columba Stewart has visited some of the world's most dangerous places to uncover and digitise more than 50,000 centuries-old religious, scientific and philosophical manuscripts, many of them just weeks before they were destroyed by armed groups, terrorists or weather-ware.

Columba works with local communities around...
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