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Manuscripts, incunabula, codices and parchments

In the 10th century, the monastery was at its zenith and the scriptorium was already functioning.
In 1835, monastic life at Silos was curtailed as a result of the land confiscation decreed by Mendizábal, leading to the expulsion of the monks from their monasteries and, consequently, the loss of the majority of the manuscripts held in the archive.
1880 marked the start of the restoration of the monastery and part of the cultural property was recovered: 14 medieval manuscripts appeared, many diplomas, also from the Middle Ages, and almost the complete archive corresponding to Modern Times.
At present the library at the Monastery of Silos holds more than 60,000 volumes including incunabula, codices and parchments.

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