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The Library at Maraghah, which Bar Hebraeus used to write Chronicon, contained many Syriac, Arabic, and Persian manuscripts, and also, of course, contemporary documents dealing with the extraordinary events which took place in the thirteenth century (Budge, 1932:vii).

Earthquake(s) Source(s)
551 CE Beirut Quake JW: This account is very similar to and likely sourced and abridged from Michael the Syrian.
1170 CE Quake(s) JW: There are strong similarities with Michael the Syrian's account and Bar Hebraeus even quotes Michael the Syrian in his account.