Medieval illuminated manuscripts of manuscripts found in glass doors in a hotel were uncovered by a team of archaeologists from the University of Liverpool and The Royal Society in England.
The team said that the manuscripts were found in the hotel’s basement and were the only surviving manuscripts of medieval illuminated manuscript that have been preserved in the UK.
They are said to be the oldest surviving manuscripts in the world and were kept in the basement of the hotel until the 1950s.
The glass doors were originally constructed in the 16th century and were fitted with wooden locks.
However, the team said it was only after the hotel was closed in 2008 that the glass doors started to crumble and the glass door frames became damaged.
The hotel had been closed since 2011 when the hotel fell into disrepair, with the windows smashed and windows blocked.
The manuscripts are believed to date back to the late Middle Ages, and are believed by some to be copies of the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Sinaitica of Emperor Constantine I.
The group said the manuscript was “found in a locked basement room”.
“They were found by archaeologists from The Royal Institution of Antiquities in a room which was once part of the basement,” the group said in a statement.
“It is believed these manuscripts were the most ancient manuscript in the British Isles.”
The manuscripts have been identified as the only remaining manuscripts of illuminated manuscripts that have survived from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Archaeologists discovered the glass boxes of manuscripts in December.
The museum said the rooms were sealed to keep out the elements, and were only opened during renovation in 2016.
The Royal Society said the discovery was a “significant and significant discovery”.
“The discovery of these manuscripts is a very important discovery for our collections and our collections are currently under great consideration and work to continue as a centre for the study of the Middle East and ancient texts,” the organisation said.