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  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus

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

  • Charred scroll fragments from Herculaneum

    Manuscript

    These seven fragments are what remain of a complete scroll of the 1st century BCE containing a portion of a work by the ...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript

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

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • Constitution of the Athenians

    Papyrus

    The school of the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) researched and recorded the constitutions of 158 ancient Greek cit...

  • Cotton Genesis

    Manuscript

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

  • Fragment of an illuminated papyrus

    Papyrus

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

  • Fragment of Bacchylides, with attached sillybos

    Papyrus

    A small fragment is all that remains of this 2nd-century CE scroll containing the dithyrambs of the poet Bacchylides (fl...

  • Golden Canon Tables

    Manuscript

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

  • Gospel of John papyrus

    Papyrus

    These two papyrus fragments are from a 3rd-century papyrus codex containing the Gospel of John. They were found at Oxyrh...

  • Gospels on purple parchment

    Manuscript

    The Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus, a Greek manuscript of the Gospels, was written in the 6th century. It gets its name...

  • Guest-Coutts New Testament

    Manuscript

    Copied and illuminated in the middle of the 10th century, this manuscript is a remarkable example of book production in...