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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...

  • 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...

  • A guide book for pilgrims, including a 17th-centur...

    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 Treatise of Spousals by Henry Swinburne, 1686

    Book, Quarto

    This book tries to untangle the knotty question of marriage law in early 17th-century England. It was written by the ecc...

  • A view of the Bay of Bantry

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View Created date: about 1680-90

    Bantry Bay is located on the Atlantic coast of County Cork, Ireland. It is a deep, large and sheltered natural bay, with...

  • Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, 1688

    Book, Octavo

    Oroonoko was a ground-breaking prose fiction piece published by Aphra Behn at the end of her career. It achieved remar...

  • 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 ...

  • Broadside Ballad 'The True Lovers Knot Untied'

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This 17th-century broadside ballad tells the true story of Lady Arbella Stuart's (1575–1615) ill-fated marriage to Will...

  • 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...

  • First illustrated edition of Paradise Lost, 1688

    Book, Folio, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    Artists have illustrated John Milton’s Paradise Lost more than any other poem in the history of English literature. This...

  • Henry Purcell's 'My Heart is Inditing'

    Musical score Created date: 1685

    This piece ‘My heart is inditing’ was written for the coronation of James II in 1685 and was performed by an eight-part ...

  • 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...