Magazine article American Libraries

Joint UK-France Project to Digitize Manuscripts

Magazine article American Libraries

Joint UK-France Project to Digitize Manuscripts

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The British Library is engaged in a joint project with the Bibliotheque nationale de France to digitize 800 manuscripts created in England or France between 700 and 1200 CE. A manuscript recently digitized by the Polonsky Foundation England and France Project Includes one of the few major works in Old Saxon: the Heliand poem, copied perhaps in England or decorated by someone who was influenced by English styles in the second half of the 10th century. At just under 6,000 verses, the Heliand is the longest Old Saxon text known-British Library: Medieval Manuscripts Blog, July 14.

EGYPT A palimpsest containing an ancient medical treatise beneath biblical text has been discovered by the monks of St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai. Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany said the manuscript was found during restoration work in the monastery's ancient library. The leather pages of the palimpsest were first used in the 6th century CE for a medical recipe attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates.--Archaeology, July 10.

EUROPEAN UNION Google's fight against France's attempt to globally enforce the so-called right to be forgotten is headed to the European Union's (EU) Court of Justice, just three years after its judges ordered the company to strip out some results that people find embarrassing or out of date. …

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