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Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,049,080

[21.10.2014]

News: Close enough to touch: The Golden Evangeliary of Mainz at the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle

Close enough to touch: The Golden Evangeliary of Mainz at the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle

Close enough to touch: The Golden Evangeliary of Mainz at the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle

From October 24 to November 21, 2014, the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle is presenting the Golden Evangeliary of Mainz. The "BSB Explorer" provided to the exhibition by the MDZ, allows full access in high resolution to the digitized version of this precious manuscript of the 13th century.

[15.10.2014]

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