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Ancient manuscripts go online

Digital versions of some of the world's most significant religious manuscripts – including a 2000-year-old copy of the Ten Commandments – have been released for the first time.

Cambridge University has published the documents through its digital library, which aims to make 25,000 historically important images freely available.

The latest release focuses on important texts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

They include the Nash Papyrus – fragments of the Commandments – the Codex Bezae, an ancient copy of the New Testament and the 10th-century Book Of Deer, a gospel book said to be the oldest surviving Scottish manuscript.

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