Friday, 8 October 2010
The British Library digitises Greek manuscripts
The British Library has digitised over 280 Greek manuscripts dating from the 6th century. The website at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts provides researchers with free access to high quality digital images, with descriptions, of a large part of the British Library’s Greek manuscripts collection. You can browse the online collection or search by keywords. Highlights include: The Theodore Psalter which was produced in Constantinople in 1066, and is a highly illustrated manuscript of the Psalms; the Illuminated Gospels, a late 12th century gospel book which is rare because of its integration of images of Christ's life into the Gospels.