A reader asked me if I could marshal my staggering linguistic abilities to help him identify some old documents he has in a language he knows not what.
I told him he got the wrong guy.
So, instead, let me marshal my stuttering blog abilites and ask my readers for help. Ahh, the power of the hive mind.
The reader suggested Old Polish. Iimmediately concured (because I know no better). The contents definitely seem Slavic. If I could isolate a word, I'd google it. I see a "danya" in the tenth line of page 10. Apparently not a name (lowercase), but what? On the second line of that same page, I see a "Coram", which I presume is a city in Poland. The year 1588 seems to be written in the opening lines, as well. I also think I've seen Latin scattered throughout the letters.
What language? What period? What meaning? (How much can I get on Antique Roadshow?) Most important, I must know what this tells us about Mary Magdalene and the Grail, otherwise it's a wash.