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  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • Parvati holding the infant Ganesha

    Watercolour, Image

    A Kalighat painting showing the goddess Pārvatī enthroned with the infant Ganesha in her arms. The painting dates to c.1...

  • Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Manuscript

    Two leaves from early West-Tibetan ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ manuscripts. What is the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’? The ‘Perfect...

  • Phra Malai and Abhidhamma extracts

    Manuscript

    Extracts from the Abhidhamma and the legend of Phra Mālai in Thai language in Khmer script. The manuscript This manuscri...

  • Polyglot Psalter

    Manuscript

    A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...

  • Printed copy of the Diamond Sutra

    Scroll, Woodblock printed scroll

    This copy of the Diamond Sūtra in Chinese language, complete with a beautifully illustrated frontispiece, is the world's...

  • Razmnamah: the Persian Mahabharata

    Manuscript

    A Mughal imperial illustrated copy of the last five books containing sections 14–18 of the Razmnāmah (‘Book of war’), th...

  • Rig-veda-Sanhita

    Printed book

    This 1869 edition of the Rig Veda Samhita by Friedrich Max Müller is one of the earliest English translation of the Rig ...

  • 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...

  • Silos Apocalypse

    Manuscript

    This world map comes from a beautifully illuminated copy of Beatus of Liébana's ‘Commentary on the Apocalypse of ...

  • St Cuthbert Gospel

    Manuscript

    The St Cuthbert Gospel is a small copy of the Gospel of St John. It is the earliest European book with an original, inta...

  • Stonehenge, Corte Beschryvinghe van Engheland, Sch...

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View, Manuscript

    This is one of the oldest depictions of Stonehenge in existence, and the first to have been drawn on site. The image was...

  • Sutra for the Illiterate

    Paper folding book

    What is this? This small, folding book contains the text of the Heart Sūtra (in Sanskrit Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya) re...

  • Syriac Bible

    Manuscript

    Written in Syriac and signed and dated in 463–464, this an important early copy of the first five books of the Bible. W...

  • Syriac liturgical music: Vespers in the Monastery...

    Sound recording

    Live recording of liturgical chant sung by Syriac Christian monks at the Mor Gabriel Monastery in Tur Abdin, southeast T...