Codex Siniaticus

Image of the Codex SiniaticusSummary: Led by the British Library from 2005 to 2011, this project concerns a single document. The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the earliest biblical manuscripts. Because of its complex history, parts of the manuscript are now scattered across four libraries. A partnership agreement has been signed for the preservation, photography, transcription and publication of all pages and fragments of the Codex Sinaiticus. The results are posted on a website.

Type of Project: The documents were previously unified documents or collections

Countries Involved: 4

Websitehttp://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/

Detail

Website - Description - Partners - Duration - Access to Data and Documents - Volumetry

Description

Led by the British Library from 2005 to 2011, this project concerns a single document. The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the earliest biblical manuscripts. Because of its complex history, parts of the manuscript are now scattered across four libraries. A partnership agreement has been signed for the preservation, photography, transcription and publication of all pages and fragments of the Codex Sinaiticus. The results are posted on a website.

Partners

  • British Library, United Kingdom
  • Library of the Universty of Leipzig, Germany
  • National Library of Russia in Saint Petersberg, Russian Federation
  • Holy Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai (Saint Catherine's), Egypt

Duration

  • 6 years (2005-2011)

Volumetry

94 quires (around 376 sheets)

PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Digital preservation, digital unification

Last update: 9 June 2019