Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Los libros plúmbeos del Sacromonte
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Los libros plúmbeos del Sacromonte

‘The lead books of Sacromonte’

The lead books of Sacromonte

Date: Discovered 1588-99

Original Language: Arabic


On 18 March 1588, during the construction of the new cathedral of Granada, as the minaret of the old mosque was being demolished workers found a lead box coated with bitumen and containing a parchment scroll, a triangular canvas and a bone. The contents of the scroll bewildered its readers, …

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Bernabé Pons, Luis F., “ Los libros plúmbeos del Sacromonte”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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