22 April 2009

World Digital Library

UNESCO, the agency that helped created the World Heritage Sites system, has now created a World Digital Library that hosts digital versions of ancient documents that are of global significance.

The library includes links to things like an original map of St. Augustine, Florida, the picture (above) of Lincoln at Antietam with McClelland and Pinkerton, William Blake's Book of Urizen, a German Modern Geographic Table of Geography, Aucarete du Biscay's An account of a voyage up the river de la Plata, and thence over land to Peru, a recording of Amazing Grace played by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, an 1833 Japanese painting of Peony and Canary, and a 1550 manuscript of the Persian Munajat.

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