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One of the world's oldest libraries in Morocco reopens

The Al-Qarawiyyin library, founded in 859, in the city of Fez, Morocco, will soon throw open its doors once again to the public.

72,300 ancient manuscripts to be digitized in India

Several thousand manuscripts that are centuries old are set to be digitized and made available over the Internet in the public domain, thanks to an initiative by the state government of Tamil Nadu in India.

Lost Rudyard Kipling poems published for the first time

A US scholar, Prof. Thomas Pinney, has discovered more than 50 poems by Rudyard Kipling. Pinney is a professor of English at the University of California in Pomona.

Lost manuscripts by Robert Burns have been found

Glasgow - Seven lost manuscripts and letters belonging to the famous Scottish poet have been uncovered by a Robert Burns expert. It is believed that these will throw new light on the poet's work.

Review: Manuscripts illuminate a lost world of spirituality and splendor Special

London - When George II gifted the Old Royal Library to the new British Museum in 1757 he gave more than just a set of books, he provided an insight into the minds of Kings of England stretching back almost a thousand years.

Op-Ed: Creating the trappings of power through libraries

In the final of three programmes examining the Royal Manuscripts Collection held at the British Library in London, Dr Janina Ramirez draws to a conclusion her insight into the Medieval world of the kings who commissioned them.

Op-Ed: Art historian explains rules for Royal Princes

In the second of three programmes examining documents held in the Royal Manuscripts Collection in the British Library, Dr Janina Ramirez shows how they were used to steer young princes in the right direction for kingship.

Op-Ed: Ramirez 'illuminates' the world of England's long dead kings

In a series of three programmes, art historian Dr Janina Ramirez examines the illustrated documents held in the British Library's Royal Manuscripts Collection. These stunning works provide an insight into the lives of those who commissioned them.

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Rig Veda manuscript in Sanskrit on paper  India  early 19th century.
Rig Veda manuscript in Sanskrit on paper, India, early 19th century.
Illuminated manuscript of Jataka Tales and the Story of Phra Malai s Visit to Heaven and Hell  Thail...
Illuminated manuscript of Jataka Tales and the Story of Phra Malai's Visit to Heaven and Hell, Thailand, Bangkok style, 1813.
Dr Janina Ramirez
Dr Janina Ramirez
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