DB: British Library Digitised Manuscripts

The Digitised Manuscripts web pages give access to fully digitised manuscripts held at the British Library, with their descriptions. New content has been added to the Digitised Manuscripts Viewer, comprising the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Old English Hexateuch.

The British Library will make more than a quarter of its 1,000 volume-strong collection of handwritten Greek texts available online free of charge. The Greek manuscript project was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which supports Greek-related initiatives in arts and culture.

The library has put swathes of its collection online, from 19th-century newspapers to the jewels of its collection — The Lindisfarne Gospels, a selection of Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches and the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving complete copy of the Christian Bible.

Another batch of about 250 documents are due to be published online in 2012.

Visit the British Library Digitised Manuscripts webpage

Sources: The British Library; The Associated Press 2010

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