Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Texts at The British Library

NEW The St Cuthbert Gospel, recently purchased by the Library, is on display until 17 June 2012. Read about the St Cuthbert Gospel (PDF).
Click here to link to Sacred texts at the British museum

The Sir John Ritblat Gallery at the St Pancras building hosts a permanent free display of many of our greatest treasures. See over 200 beautiful and fascinating items: sacred texts from many faiths, maps and views, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world.
Discover some of the world's most exciting and significant books, from Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible, to Handel and the Beatles. Marvel at t the genius behind the Leonardo notebooks, and see the earliest versions of some of the greatest works of English literature, including Alice's Adventures Under Ground and Shakespeare's First Folio.

Look at the British museum website further for other inspirational ideas about text, books, archives....

Click here to view the featured item, 'Life Saving Bible'
Devout Christian Kurt Geiler never went anywhere without his Bible - and that faith paid off in 1917 when the precious leather-bound book saved his life.

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