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January 4 2013

Ancient religious texts among the 25,000 new images online


Launched in December 2011, the Cambridge Digital Library has already attracted tens of millions of hits on its website. Among the 25,000 new images being made freely available are a 2,000-year old copy of The Ten Commandments on the famous Nash Papyrus and also one of the most remarkable ancient copies of the New Testament; the Codex Bezae.

While the latest release focuses on faith traditions including important texts from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism many of the manuscripts being made available are also of great political, cultural and historical importance.

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