Kalhu from A.H. Layard 'A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh' (1853)

Reading the world’s oldest libraries

01 Nov 2010

Examples of the world’s oldest science and literature – 2,500-year-old clay writing tablets – hold clues as to how ancient scholars acquired and used knowledge, as Dr Eleanor Robson explains.

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Hours of Marie de St Pol

Magical illuminations

01 Nov 2010

Art historian Professor Paul Binski describes his ventures into the gold-embellished world of illuminated manuscripts.

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