Some of our collection items are temporarily unavailable

Gayumars and his court from the Shāhnamah ‘Book of Kings’ by Firdawsī

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British Library and Qatar Foundation digitisation project

There is some disruption to the availability of items in our collection as a result of a major digitisation project the British Library is running with the Qatar Foundation.

These items will include archival material relating to the Gulf from the East India Company and India Office, and also some medieval Arabic scientific manuscripts.

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