Muslims once translated many ancient Greek texts. Could it be that much more is preserved, but not available to the international historical community? Could they be kept in mosques in Saudi Arabia, or have they been searched by westerners during the colonization of the arab world after their defeat in the first world war?

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    The Muslims who did the translating were mostly in Spain and Iraq (Baghdad and that area), not Arabia, which (other than its status as the location of the Islamic holy places) was kind of a backwater. – user438 Jul 21 '15 at 2:33
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    This is a question about a hypothetical with no evidence. I'm not sure that the science of history will answer this question, so I'm not sure that this question is in scope for H:SE – Mark C. Wallace Jul 21 '15 at 8:13
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about hypothetical speculations. – Semaphore Jul 21 '15 at 11:05
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    For any given location in the world there is a nonzero possibility that there is a hidden archive there. So the answer is "yes", but that "yes" is useless for any practical purpose other than answering the question. The question is trivial because the answer is not useful to anyone, nor can it be. Could mosques hold archives? Yes, but you'd be better served asking the mosques than H:SE. I'm not trying to be hostile, I just don't understand what you are asking or what the answer would mean. – Mark C. Wallace Jul 21 '15 at 15:36
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    Agree with the vote to close. Can there be hidden ancient archives in SA? yes, there can be. Could it be there much more is preserved ... but not...? yes, it could be. Have they been searched by "westerners"...? no. Because if these hypothetical hidden archives had been searched, it's very unlikely they, or 100% of their contents, would have remained hidden. Now, what have these answers given you? – CGCampbell Jul 21 '15 at 17:06

Well I can't possibly find hidden archives using Google but there are ancient archives. And hopefully this would be a relief to you in some way. And I'm community wiki-ing this answer as this is only a partial answer right now.

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