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Transcriptions: A dive into the ravine

Recently a client of ours commissioned the transcription of an old orphanage registry (1830-50). During the transcription due to the handwriting, we had difficulty deciphering the word: ‘liscivaia’. This is a predecessor of the term for…
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A TINY ARMENIAN ISLAND IN VENICE

One of the most fascinating and mysterious places in Italy is an islet in the Venice Lagoon known as St. Lazarus island, home to a Mekhitarist monastery. A small congregation of monks under Benedictine rule live here, in an area of no more than…