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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ruthwell Cross

    Carved stone Created date: 8th Century

    Made in the 8th century, the Ruthwell Cross is one of the most impressive monuments to survive from the Anglo-Saxon peri...

  • St Gregory the Great's Commentaries

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

    Gregory the Great (b. c. 540, d. 604) was a reformer of the early Church, whose writings offered practical wisdom and mo...

  • Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in 100,000 Lines

    Manuscript Created date: 8th century CE

    This manuscript, now incomplete, would have originally possessed some 1,000 folios. It contains the Śatasāhasrikā Praj&n...

  • The Ma’il Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 700–799 CE

    The Ma’il Qur’an is one of the very earliest Qur’ans in the world. Why is it so important? It dates back to the 8th cen...

  • Trilingual sale contract from Islamic Egypt

    Manuscript Created date: 758

    This contract on papyrus is dated 14 August 758 CE and records the sale of a building by Senuthius, son of Enoch, to Aar...