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Princeton Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Egyptian Miracles of Mary (PEMM) project

The PEMM Team Explores Täˀammərä Maryam Manuscripts at Firestone Library

By PEMM Staff

May 27, 2022

In the summer of 2022, the PEMM team gathered at Princeton's Firestone Library to view ten extraordinary parchment manuscripts of Ethiopian Marian miracles from Princeton’s Rare Books and Special Collections. These manuscripts dated from the 1600s through the 1900s contain over 500 Ethiopian Marian miracles and are fundamental to the inception of the PEMM project. 

PEMM Team Viewing TM Manuscripts(L-R, front) PEMM teams members Dr. Jeremy Brown, Dawit Muluneh, and Prof. Wendy Belcher view the gorgeous illuminations contained in Princeton's special collection of Täˀammərä Maryam manuscripts alongside Princeton Library staff. Photo by Blaine Kebede.

pricenton ethiopian eritrean & egyptian miracles of marry project

The Princeton Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Egyptian Miracles of Mary (PEMM) project is a comprehensive resource for the 1,000+ miracle stories written about and the 2,500+ images painted of the Virgin Mary in these African countries, and preserved in Geʿez between 1300 and the present.

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