Collection of Manuscripts

This collection contains over 120 manuscripts dating as far back as the 12th-19th century, written in Greek, Slavic, Turkish and Romanian with Kirilic characters. Some of these manuscripts are known worldwide, such as Tetraevangheliaru on parchment and re-written at Constantinople, dating from the 12th-13th century. In this collection, there are manuscripts with Byzantine music or three version of Chronicles of the Romanian Country and especially a copy of the Universal History by Mihail Moxa.

The museum holds manuscripts belonging to the chronicler Dionisie Eclesiarhul (the Church of Şimnic’s Diptych, the Monastery of Obedeanu’s Diptych), manuscripts from the Monastery of Neamţ or the Monastery of Şcheii Braşovului.