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Royal Asiatic Society treasures arrive on deposit

25 May 2015

Three beautifully illustrated Persian manuscripts have been placed in the University Library on long-term deposit by the Royal Asiatic Society. Originally acquired by the Society in the 1800s and among their greatest treasures, they had, until recently, been kept in the British Library. Foremost among them is the...

The 1,000-year-old manuscript and the stories it tells

12 May 2015

One of the greatest treasures of Cambridge University Library is a Buddhist manuscript that was produced in Kathmandu exactly 1,000 years ago. The exquisitely-illustrated Perfection of Wisdom is still revealing fresh secrets. One thousand years ago, a scribe called Sujātabhadra put his name to a manuscript known as the...