site.btaBulgarian Delegation Participates in Celebrations in Poland Dedicated to 1,000th Anniversary of Codex Suprasliensis
A Bulgarian delegation, including the director of the State Cultural Institute (SCI) under the Minister of Foreign Affairs Snezhana Yoveva, deputy director of the Minister of Culture Viktor Stoyanov, Amelia Gesheva, Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Bulgarian Ambassador to Poland Margarita Ganeva, professors and researchers, participated in celebrations in Poland dedicated to the 1,000th anniversary of the monument of Bulgarian literature - the Codex Suprasliensis, 500 years since its transfer to Poland, and 200 years since its discovery in the book depository of the Suprasl monastery in northeastern Poland, near the city of Bialystok, the SCI wrote on its Facebook page on Wednesday.
The event was held under the patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda and the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria. The main organizer on the Bulgarian side is the Bulgarian Embassy in Warsaw, in partnership with the Bulgarian Cultural Institute there, the Institute of Literature, and the Cyril and Methodius Scientific Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the publication says.
The precious Cyrillic manuscript from the 10th-11th centuries with sermons and hagiographies of Christian saints represents the most voluminous of the preserved Old Bulgarian manuscripts from the Preslav school of literature. About 500 years ago, it ended up in the Suprasl monastery, to be discovered in its library by a local historian in 1823.
The international scientific conference, held September 22 - 25 at the Spiritual Academy, was attended by Bulgarian scholars, Slavists, medievalists from universities and academic centres in Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Lithuania.
"In 2007, the Codex was included in the UNESCO list of the most precious documents of the written heritage, "Memory of the World". In scientific circles it is evaluated as the largest in volume and the earliest among the preserved Old Bulgarian manuscripts in Slavic literature and the only one among the preserved Cyrillic monuments that gives an idea of the Preslavic literary production from the time of the Golden Age," the SCI added.