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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 prospect of Kilmore Fort

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View Created date: about 1700

    Kilmore or Culmore Fort is located at the mouth of the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. A British frigate can be seen sa...

  • 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 ...

  • Drawing of a London coffee-house, c. 1690–1700

    Drawing, Image Created date: c. 1690‒1700

    This drawing gives us a rare glimpse inside a busy coffee-house in late 17th-century London. What is shown in this pic...

  • 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...

  • Le Canal Royal de Languedoc

    Map, Hand colouring, Engraving

    Le Canal Royal de Languedoc, by Jean-Baptiste Nolin (1648-1708). Maps K.Top.56.72.

  • 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...

  • Map of the Canal d'Eure between Pontgouin and Vers...

    Map, Engraving

    Hubert Jaillot's Map of the Canal d'Eure between Pontgouin and Versailles