Launch of the Syriac Catalogue 
British Library, London 
30 September 2014 
 
On Tuesday 30th 2014 September in the boardroom of the British Library in London, the Levantine Foundation proudly launched the Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts and Fragments in the Library of Deir al-Surian, Wadi al-Natrun (Egypt) . The culmination of Professor Lucas van Rompay and Dr. Sebastian Brock over 8 years work, the catalogue gives a comprehensive description of forty eight bound manuscripts and over two hundred fragments on parchment, paper and papyrus preserved in the monastery. It opens with an introduction emphasising the huge importance of this collection, outlining the history of the monastery, and finishes with an album of well selected images.
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Opening of the new library
Deir al-Surian
Wadi el Natrun, Egypt
19 May 2013  
 
On Sunday 19 May, 2013, the Deir al-Surian has opened its doors to guests attending the opening of the new state-of-the-art library.  The event was held under the patronage of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark; His Grace Bishop Mattaos, Abbot of Deir al-Surian; and The Levantine Foundation. 
The library was opened by HG Bishop Mattaos, Abbot of Deir al-Surian, and the event attended by James Watt, HM Ambassador to Egypt; Sir Derek Plumbly, President of The Levantine Foundation; Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, former Egyptian Prime Minster; Amb. Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Chairman of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development; Dr Khalil Nougaim, Executive Director of The Levantine Foundation in Egypt; Elizabeth Sobczynski, CEO The Levantine Foundation and many distinguished heads of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and other eminent guests.
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Past Events
Museology and Conservation Programme in Cairo 
The Award Ceremony
Sofitel Hotel
Cairo
25 November 2012
 To view photographs please visit the following link
The Levantine Foundation (TLF) and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) will organize a graduation ceremony of 100 trainees, at Sofitel Hotel, Cairo, on the 25th of November. TLF, a charity registered in England and Egypt, has provided the trainees with a world-class training programme in Paper and Book Conservation, while SFSD provided all the related funds for this project. The project has been implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Antiquities, The National Library and Archives of Egypt and Leiden University.
 The Foundation makes considerable efforts to hold social events that include talks from distinguished speakers on cultural topics relating to the Near East.
 Examples of these have been:-
1. Dr. Michelle Brown, former curator of Western Manuscripts at the British Library on the links between Egypt and Britain in the 7th century.
2. William Dalrymple on the subject of his book about the early church, "From the Holy Mountain".
3. Dr. Sebastian Brock on "Abbot Mushe and the Poll Tax". (see newsletter ....) 
 
4. Dr. Lucas van Rompay on the Greek Fathers in the Egyptian Desert (see newsletter...)
 
 Past Events

The Award Ceremony,
Sofitel Hotel,
Cairo
25 November 2012
 
To view photographs please visit the following link
 
The Levantine Foundation (TLF) and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) will organize a graduation ceremony of 100 trainees, at Sofitel Hotel, Cairo, on the 25th of November. TLF, a charity registered in England and Egypt, has provided the trainees with a world-class training programme in Paper and Book Conservation, while SFSD provided all the related funds for this project. The project has been implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Antiquities, The National Library and Archives of Egypt and Leiden University.
 
The Foundation makes considerable efforts to hold social events that include talks from distinguished speakers on cultural topics relating to the Near East.
 
Examples of these have been:-
 
Dr. Michelle Brown, former curator of Western Manuscripts in the British Library talking on the links between Egypt and Britain in the 7th century.
 
The author William Dalrymple discussing the subject of his book about the early church, "From the Holy Mountain".
 
Dr. Sebastain Brock talking at the British Embassy in Cairo on "Abbot Mushe and the Poll Tax". (see newsletter ....)
 
Dr Lucas van Rompay on the Greek Fathers in the Egyptian Desert (see newsletter...)
 
A successful fundraising reception was held at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London, on 26 November 2008.
 
 

 

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