A Really Old Text for Easter

Before we get to the torrent of news about the iPad, let us pause for a moment to consider the upcoming holiday.  The Internet Archive,  a nonprofit digital library which has been digitizing a wide range of texts and other content since 2005, this week passed its 2 millionth digitization.  That text, the Homilary on Gospels from Easter to the First Sunday in Advent is available free for Kindle, ePub, in .pdf,  or text, is 1000 years old, and has only been, until now, seen by a handful of people. “Handwritten in Latin by a number of scribes in a script inspired by the court of Charlemagne, this rare and beautiful treasure from the first millennium of Christianity, is one of the gems in the renowned collection of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies”.

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