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    Africa – African Postcards/Cartes postales d’Afrique 
    Selection of postcards relating to the 16 countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) covering the 1890-1930 period.
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    Armenia - Virtual Matenadaran 
    The Matenadaran is one of the oldest and richest book-depositories in the world. Its collection of about 17.000 manuscripts includes almost all the areas of ancient and medieval Armenian culture and sciences, as well as manuscripts in various languages.
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    Bulgaria - Saint Sophia 
    Facsimile reproductions, in the form of digital images, of Bulgarian manuscripts, including the most ancient known manuscript, the “Book of Apostolic Epistles of Enina” (11th century).
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    Colombia - 100 years of architecture in Colombia – Photography 
    900 photographs going to in age from 1880 till 2001 and including the most advanced digital technics.
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    Czech Republic - Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts of the National Library of the Czech Republic 
    The National Library of the Czech Republic held 200 Arabic Manuscripts. The Oriental manuscripts collection has ca. 1200 vol. of which Indian manuscripts mainly on palm-leaves form more than a half.
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    Czech Republic - Chronicle of Council of Constance 
    The chronicle of Ulrich Riechental is of unofficial character; it does not describe theological disputations or diplomatic activities, but outer history of the Council, above all showy festivities and ceremonies as well as traffic in the city.
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    Czech Republic - Antiphonarium Sedlecense 
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    Czech Republic - Prague Manuscripts 
    Some of the most precious manuscripts and other documents in the historic collections of the National Library in Prague.
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    Czech Republic - Persian Manuscripts in the National Library of the Czech Republic 
    Photos from the first catalogue ever published of Persian manuscripts deposited in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague.
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    Czech Republic - The Memoriae Mundi Series Bohemica 
    Digitization of Old Books, Manuscript and Other Documents from the National Library in Prague
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    Egypt - Egyptian Postcards 
    Collection of Postcards through arts, trades, buildings, places, views and pharaohs.
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    Egypt - Dar Al-Kutub Manuscripts 
    The manuscripts collection in Dar Al-Kutub is a national treasure as it reflects the splendors of the Arabic and Islamic Culture.
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    Hungary - Bibliotheca Corviniana 
    Bibliotheca Corviniana was King Matthias's library in the second half of 15th C.. After the king’s death and during the Turkish occupation the collection has been dispersed. Today the remaining pieces of the collection are to be found in 50 libraries.
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    Latin America and the Caribbean - Photography in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and early 20th Centuries 
    The huge numbers of photographs kept in libraries represent a panorama of everyday life and the most important historical events in the region but also prove the development of the art and techniques of photography over the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
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    Lithuania - Historical Collections of the Vilnius University Library 
    The most significant publications, manuscripts, graphic works and other collections of the Vilnius University Library.
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    Mali - Timbuktu Manuscripts 
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    Poland - Memory of Poland 
    It contains the collections inscribed on the world register and also a short presentation of the collections registered on the national register (texts, illustrations, sequences animated and sound recordings).
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    Russian Federation - The Radzivill Chronicle 
    Written in old Russian, this monumental work reveals the history of Russia and its neighbors from the fifth to the early thirteenth century in pictorial form, representing events described in the manuscript with more than six hundred colour illustrations.
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    Russian Federation - Memory of Russia 
    This project deals with preserving and improving access to the collection of XVth and XVIth Century Slavic manuscripts held by the Russian State Library in Moscow.
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    Slave Trade Archives 
    UNESCO has launched the Slave Route Project in 1994 to break a silence and make universally known the issue of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery, its causes and dramatic results, by means of scientific work.
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    The Archives of the Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) 
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    Tunisian Postcards 
    Postcard holdings of the Diplomatic Archives Centre in Nantes (CADN): postcards from North Africa, mainly Tunisia
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    Turkey - Manuscripts of Kandilli Observatory 
    The aim of this project is the preservation of a collection of about 1300 works on astronomy in three languages (Turkish, Persian and Arabic) held in the Library of Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul.
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    Slovakia - Basagic's Collection of Islamic Manuscripts in the University Library of Bratislava 
    Basagic's collection which contains unique manuscripts and essential works of medieval Islamic scholarly literature and prints, portray the development of Islamic civilization from its start to the beginning of 20th C.
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    Slovakia - Antiphonary of Bratislava II 
    In 1995, the Slovak National Library and the Slovak National Archives embarked upon the preparation of a project of digitization of medieval manuscripts "Illuminated codices of the Bratislava Chapter Library".
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    Uzbekistan - Oriental Miniatures (14th - 17th centuries) 
    Collection of book miniatures of the Middle East in 14-17th centuries, of them 114 miniatures by Kamoliddin Behzad and his school.
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    Yemen - Sana'a Manuscripts 
    This project shows the evolution of Arabic calligraphy as evident in a set of rare manuscripts that belong to the Yemenite antiquities and manuscripts organization.
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