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British Library raising funds for Cuthbert Gospel

The British Library is raising funds to buy the Cuthbert Gospel, a book containing the Gospel of John which dates back to the 7th century, for $14.5 million. The book comes from the time of St. Cuthbert, who died in 687, and it was discovered inside his coffin at Durham Cathedral

Greek manuscripts put online

The British Library has posted more than 280 volumes of Greek manuscripts online. Browse through the collection here. The manuscripts, freely available online at www.bl.uk/manuscripts, are part of what the library calls one of the most important collections outside Greece for the study of more than 2,000 years of Hellenic

British Library to returned looted 12th-century book

A 12th-century missal, looted during WWII from a cathedral in Italy is set to be returned. The Benevento Missal, which was stolen from a cathedral in southern Italy soon after the Allies bombed the city during the Second World War, has been in the collection of the British Library (formerly the

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