The archives from the Monasteries and from the Holy Community of Mount Athos are distinguished in Greek and foreign languages.????
The archives from the Monasteries and from the Holy Community of Mount Athos are distinguished in Greek and foreign languages.
The archive of Greek documents, according to their chronological period, can be distinguished in a) Byzantine,
b) post-Byzantine and c) modern.
Foreign language Archives
The foreign language archives mostly include a) Slavonic, b) Turkish and c) Romanian documents.
The morphology of archival documents.
All archival documents are preserved in two forms:
a. Documents. The vast majority of the collection consists of documents in paper, with a single or more pages. A relatively small number of these documents, dating from the Byzantine and post-Byzantine era, are written in parchment. There are also long scrolls, in both parchment and paper, with archival content.
b. Archival Codices. The archival codices, many of which are bulky and multi-paged, contain for the most part copies of documents and correspondance. The collection also includes financial records.