Byzantine treasures of Mount Athos to be digitized
|Frescoes and manuscripts from Mount Athos are to be digitized under|
the program "Digital Ark" [Credit: Ethnos]
“Furthermore, the need to protect such sensitive material necessitates their electronic storage with the use of sophisticated technology,” Mr. Daskalakis underlines in his statement.
The project envisages the creation of eight access services to the digital archives of the monasteries, while for improved information and the accommodation of the public, a new portal will also be created along with the Holy Mountain Library and relevant documentaries. In detail, the archive will consist of 900,000 manuscripts, 450,000 printed documents, 550,000 historic archives of documents, 146,000 pieces of ecclesiastic art, 25,000 architectural sketches and 2,500 hours of video and sound documents.
Author: Aggelos Skordas | Source: Greek Reporter [November 05, 2014]