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Fragment of a birch bark manuscript. This fragment was found in 1951 during archaeological excavations in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia. Over one thousand manuscripts have been found in Novgorod, dating from between the 11th and 15th centuries. They are mostly written in the Old Novgorod dialect and are personal or business letters. State Historical Museum.
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