Tag: manuscripts

The Gough Map

The Gough Map of Great Britain, thought to date from the 14th century, is the oldest surviving road map of Great Britain and one of the earliest to show Britain in a geographically recognizable form. An interactive, searchable edition of

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Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, one of the most famous documents in British history, was signed today in1215 at Runnymede. The document was a series of written promises between the king and his subjects that he, the king, would govern England and

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Book of the Dead Game

Here is a game from the British Museum website to go with their very interesting Book of the Dead exhibition: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/book_of_the_dead/puzzle_game.aspx

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Music from a missal

Just in case you think we prefer videos to books, here’s a video *of* a book! http://www.vimeo.com/7792739 A rather lovely book admittedly.

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Codex Sinaiticus

http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/ One of the treasures of the British Library [1] being made virtually available to the hoi polloi.  (You need to be a top level specialist to get near this outside of a display case otherwise.) [1] TOTD recalls being on

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Online Gallery: Turning the Pages

Observant readers will notice that strictly speaker this blog should be called ‘Thing of the Weekday’.  But anyway this has been suggested as a rather nice ‘thing’: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html It’s a great way of making precious manuscripts available – though not

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