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  • Ceolfrith Bible fragments

    Manuscript Created date: 690–716

    Abbot Ceolfrith (d. 716) of Wearmouth-Jarrow in Northumbria commissioned the production of three massive, single-volume...

  • Chinese star chart

    Manuscript, Map Created date: c. 700 AD

    The Chinese star chart is the earliest known manuscript atlas of the night sky. It was produced in central China around...

  • Codex Amiatinus

    Manuscript Created date: Before 716

    Codex Amiatinus is the earliest complete Latin Bible. It is one of three giant, single-volume Bibles, made at Wearmouth-...

  • Codex Bigotianus (first of two volumes)

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 8th century

    Gospel readings are a fundamental part of the Mass, and therefore Gospel-books were among the most essential possessions...

  • Commentary on the Apocalypse

    Manuscript Created date: Before the mid-8th century

    This manuscript demonstrates unusually direct connections between early medieval English scholars and the Greek-speaking...

  • Echternach Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The monastery of Echternach, now in Luxembourg, was founded by the Northumbrian monk, Willibrord (b. 658, d. 739), in 69...

  • Franks Casket

    Object Created date: Early 8th century

    This lidded Anglo-Saxon casket is made of whale bone; it is carved on the sides and top in relief with scenes from Roman...

  • Gold dinar of King Offa

    Coin Created date: 774–796

    This unique coin carries the inscription offa rex, showing that it was made for Offa, king of Mercia (reigned 757–796). ...

  • Greek–Latin glossary

    Manuscript Created date: 8th century

    This manuscript was used by scholars in 8th-century western Europe to learn Greek. The bulk of the volume is taken up by...

  • Hymns from Sinai

    Manuscript Created date: 8th–9th century

    This small volume contains fragments of hymns written in the 8th and 9th centuries at the Monastery of St Catherine on M...

  • Letter from the Governor of Egypt

    Papyrus Created date: c. 709

    There are a good number of surviving letters written by Qurra ben Sharik (in office between 709 and 714), Governor of Eg...

  • Lichfield Angel

    Carved stone Created date: Late 8th or early 9th century

    Excavations in Lichfield Cathedral in 2003 uncovered this limestone fragment, decorated with the carved figure of an ang...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • Merovingian copy of St Gregory the Great's Moralia...

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 8th century

    Pope Gregory the Great (d. 604) is one of the Latin Doctors of the Church. Amongst his many influential works is a comme...

  • Moore Bede

    Manuscript Created date: c. 737

    The Moore Bede is the earliest extant copy of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the first historical...