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  • 2,000-year-old homework book

    Writing tablet Created date: 2nd century

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

  • 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...

  • Printed copy of the Diamond Sutra

    Scroll, Woodblock printed scroll Created date: 11 May 868

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

  • Qur'an in Eastern Kufic Script

    Manuscript Created date: 11th Century–12th century

    An 11th- or 12th-century Qur’an, written on parchment on paper in an Eastern kufic script, showing important development...

  • 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...