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  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: Late 11th century

    Illuminated copies of the Book of Psalms were very popular in Byzantium. One group of illuminated psalters are known as ...

  • Acts and Epistles

    Manuscript Created date: 1108-1111

    Copied by a certain Andreas Olenes between 1108-1111, this manuscript preserves the second part of the New Testament fro...

  • Askew Gospel Book

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This 12th-century Gospel book (now divided into two volumes) was copied by the monk Gregory. A note at the end of the se...

  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus Created date: 2nd century

    Homeric papyri survive in greater numbers than papyri containing the works of any other ancient author. They range in si...

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    This pocket-sized (105 x 85 mm) 11th-century manuscript contains the Greek text of the Psalms followed by the biblical O...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 10th-12th century

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Cappadocian Gospel lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: 980

    The bishop Stephanos commissioned this Gospel lectionary. It was written in 980 at Ciscissa in Cappadocia. It is laid ou...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript Created date: 5th century

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

  • Cotton Genesis

    Manuscript Created date: 5th century–6th century

    The Cotton Genesis is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Created probably in Egypt in the 5th or 6th cen...

  • Curzon Cruciform Lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    This 12th-century lectionary, probably produced at Constantinople, takes a distinctive form. The entire text is written...

  • Exodus-Revelation papyrus

    Papyrus Created date: Late 3rd century-4th century

    This unusual papyrus fragment has been the subject of much debate since it was discovered in the late 19th century. It c...

  • Florentine Homer

    Manuscript Created date: 1466

    This fine copy of Homer’s The Iliad is one of the most beautiful manuscripts of that work in existence. In addition to t...

  • Fragment of an illuminated papyrus

    Papyrus Created date: 3rd century–6th century

    A small fragment is all that survives of an ancient illuminated book (whether it was a roll or codex is unclear). The sc...

  • Golden Canon Tables

    Manuscript Created date: 6th century

    The Golden Canon Tables were created in Constantinople and date from the 6th or 7th century. They are precious evidence...