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  • Cicero's De Officiis (1498)

    Manuscript Created date: 1498

    De Officiis is by the Roman writer Marcus Tullius Cicero, and dates from 44 BC. It is in the form of a letter to his son...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed Book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Mainz Psalter

    Printed Book Created date: 1457

    The Mainz Psalter is one of the earliest works to be produced with movable type in Europe, and is the first to experimen...

  • Ravenna Papyrus

    Papyrus Created date: 3 June AD 572

    This two-and-a-half metre long papyrus scroll is a contract for the sale of property made on 3 June AD 572 in Ravenna, I...

  • The Harley Gospels: an early surviving example of...

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 6th century

    This is one of the earliest surviving examples of St Jerome's Vulgate – the Bible in the 'everyday Latin' translation th...