The second oldest library of the world, the Bodleian Libraries of Oxford University, for the first time exhibits its collection of Armenian rare manuscripts and printed books. More than 100 itemsare exhibited.
This all can also refer to the sufferings of Armenians, as 2015 marks the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
A rare and beautiful gospel illustrated by Mesrop of Khizan, an Armenian master of the 17thcentury, is among the most important items exhibited here.
The library displays items spanning more than two thousand years of cultural history: from King Tigranes II the Great’s coins minted in the first century BC, through sumptuously and more modestly decorated manuscripts from the Middle Ages, to the treasured objects of survivors of the 1915 genocide.
This important initiative will have its positive impact on the British society and especially on student community.
The Bodleian Library was founded in 1602. It is the second largest library in Great Britain with 11 million pieces of literature.