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  • A 17th century textbook on comparative religion

    Manuscript

    What is the work about? This important 17th-century encyclopaedia, the Dabistān-i Maz̲āhib (‘School of Religions’) can b...

  • A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll

    Manuscript, Scroll

    A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...

  • Armenian Gospel book

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll

    This scroll was specially prepared for one of the farthest flung and most remarkable religious communities of history: t...

  • Ethiopic Four Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...

  • Life of Zoroaster in Persian verse

    Manuscript

    A 17th-century copy of the Zarātusht nāmah, a poetical account of the life of Zoroaster. What is the Zarātusht nāmah? T...

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript

    One of the world's most beautiful Rāmāyaṇa manuscripts prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdo...

  • Rigveda

    Manuscript

    The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...

  • Samgrahaniratna

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains a version of the work composed by the monk Śrīcandra in the 12th century, and is written in...

  • The Bundahishn, or Zoroastrian ‘Primal Creation’

    Manuscript

    The Bundahishn, or ‘Primal Creation’, is a Zoroastrian Pahlavi text on cosmogony and cosmography. What is the manuscrip...

  • The Zoroastrian Yasna ceremony

    Manuscript

    A 17th-century Iranian copy of the Zoroastrian manual for the Yasna ritual. What is the Yasna sādah? The Yasna sādah, ...

  • Zoroastrian codes of conduct

    Manuscript

    A volume containing two important Zoroastrian works, copied in India in the 17th century. What is in the manuscript? T...