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June 3rd, 2008

National Museum To Bring Ancient Psalter To Life

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Though this is not technically folklore, the preservation of knowledge and the discovery thereof is always fascinating. And, the book that has been discovered was potentially used as a codex of sorts and in my opinion qualifies for this community based on that alone. Enjoy.

01/06/2008 - 4:07:09 PM

Experts at the National Museum are planning to bring to life one of the country’s most significant and mysterious historical finds, the ancient book of psalms found in a Tipperary bog two years ago.

Known as the 'Faddan Mor Psalter', the 1,200-year-old decorated manuscript was a working text in everyday use by monks for praying, teaching or for copying religious passages.

It is being painstakingly analysed and preserved in attempt to learn more about its origins even though only around 15% of the vellum pages survived the bog burial.

For more information on this go here: http://www.eecho.ie/news/story/?trs=mhgbeymhgbid
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