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Cimelia of the Augsburg State and City Library - chronicles, liturgical and literary texts as well as natural history objects
The Bellifortis by Konrad Kyeser illustrates on more than 300 pages military technology from the perspective of the Middle Ages. It also contains the first known picture of a chastity belt. This manuscript was created between 1402 and 1405 in Bohemia.
Medieval and modern manuscripts from all over the world, letters and autographs, music manuscripts
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Portraits and topographical views, photographic archives Heinrich Hoffmann, Felicitas Timpe, Bernhard Johannes and Georg Fruhstorfer.
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Latest Additions to our Digital Collections
Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,049,033
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.
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