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  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript

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

  • 14th-century Greek New Testament

    Manuscript

    Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...

  • 2,000-year-old homework book

    Writing tablet

    These two wax tablets, once bound together with string, are pages of a Greek homework book from around 2,000 years ago. ...

  • Acts and Epistles

    Manuscript

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

  • Anthology of Greek lyric poetry

    Manuscript

    The 15th and 16th centuries saw an outburst of scholarly interest in Greek literature in western Europe. The arrival of...

  • Apprenticeship to a weaver

    Papyrus

    Dated 18 September 66, this papyrus preserves the complete text of an apprenticeship agreement between a father, Tryphon...

  • Aristophanes of Byzantium, De Animalibus

    Papyrus

    Aristophanes of Byzantium, who lived between the third and the second century BC, was well known for his studies on ling...

  • Ascetical works by Matthew of Ephesos

    Manuscript

    Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...

  • Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae

    Manuscript

    The 3rd-century CE author Athenaeus is known today for his long work, the Deipnosophistae (‘Dinner Sophists’). This work...

  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus

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

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript

    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

    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

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

  • Census declaration for a household

    Papyrus

    Dated 24 March 161, this papyrus preserves a letter written by a brother (Anikos) to his sister (Thamistis). Thamistis h...

  • 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 ...