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Saving Javanese ancient manuscript

  • The already preserved and translated Javanese ancient manuscripts are stored at the Sastra Lestari Foundation (Yasri). JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The already preserved and translated Javanese ancient manuscripts are stored at the Sastra Lestari Foundation (Yasri). JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A magnifying glass is used to read the Javanese characters in a manuscript. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A magnifying glass is used to read the Javanese characters in a manuscript. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Babad Majapahit (Majapahit chronicle) is one of the oldest manuscripts. It was written in 1901. Yasri’s oldest manuscript is Serat Darmawulan (Darmawulan epistle) written in 1810, while the most recent is a Javanese-script magazine published in 1942. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Babad Majapahit (Majapahit chronicle) is one of the oldest manuscripts. It was written in 1901. Yasri’s oldest manuscript is Serat Darmawulan (Darmawulan epistle) written in 1810, while the most recent is a Javanese-script magazine published in 1942. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The rewriting process is done in pairs. One staff member reads while another types. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The rewriting process is done in pairs. One staff member reads while another types. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • From 6,000 manuscripts at the foundation, most are written in Javanese script. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    From 6,000 manuscripts at the foundation, most are written in Javanese script. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The identification of manuscripts is part of the preservation process. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The identification of manuscripts is part of the preservation process. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A visitor looks at a manuscript being displayed at an exhibition in Surakarta, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A visitor looks at a manuscript being displayed at an exhibition in Surakarta, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Australian John Paterson has been working hard over the past two years to save around 6,000 old manuscripts. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi]

    Australian John Paterson has been working hard over the past two years to save around 6,000 old manuscripts. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi]

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