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Icelandic Institute Receives Book of Wisdom as Gift

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, which has a collection of ancient manuscripts, including the Icelandic sagas, recently received a donation of a rare book dating back to the 15th century.


An ancient manuscript on display at the Culture House. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The work, a Book of Wisdom (Super librum Sapientiae), contains commentary by Robert Holcot on the wisdom of Salomon, reports.

The donation was made by Dr. Margaret Cormack who has frequently worked on her academic studies at the Árni Magnússon Institute.


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