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  • 17th-century depiction of the Holy Shrine of Mecca

    Illumination Created date: 1500–1699

    The Haram at Mecca with the Kaʻbah in the centre, from a manuscript of Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the...

  • 17th-century depiction of the Holy Shrine of Mecca

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century copy of the Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina and the rit...

  • A 17th century textbook on comparative religion

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    What is the work about? This important 17th-century encyclopaedia, the Dabistān-i Maz̲āhib (‘School of Religions’) can b...

  • A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...

  • Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib)

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1660–75

    This is the oldest known manuscript copy outside India of a substantial part of the Sikh scripture, the 'Guru Granth Sah...

  • An early manuscript copy of Marvell's 'To His Coy...

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1667–82

    This manuscript miscellany of Restoration poetry contains the earliest known copy of Andrew Marvell’s celebrated lyrical...

  • Armenian Gospel book

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1608

    A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...

  • Engraving of Plato

    Print, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is an image of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (c.429 –347 BC), whose text The Symposium informs the themes of ...

  • Ethiopic Four Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...

  • Etruscan alphabet from inscriptions

    Manuscript Created date: 1552-1717

    Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...

  • Illuminated manuscript of the Divine Liturgies

    Manuscript Created date: 1600

    The three Divine Liturgies, those of St John Chrysostom, St Basil of Caesarea, and of the Presanctified Gifts (tradition...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object Created date: 16th–19th century

    This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...

  • John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Book

    John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost was first published in 1667. This copy was printed in 1668, with an adapted titl...

  • Life of Zoroaster in Persian verse

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century copy of the Zarātusht nāmah, a poetical account of the life of Zoroaster. What is the Zarātusht nāmah? T...

  • Manuscript of songs from The Tempest, c. 1650–67

    Manuscript, Musical score Created date: c. 1650–67

    The lyrics for Ariel’s songs ‘Full fathom five’ and ‘Where the bee sucks’ were set to music by composer and lutenist Rob...