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Connected Sites

  • Aapravasi Ghat: The Records of Indentured Immigration (2015) Link
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch: Lorsch Pharmacopoeia (2013) Link
  • Abbey of St Gall: One of three complete versions of the "Nibelungenlied" is saved at the Library of the Convent of St. Gall
  • Abbey of St Gall: Documentary heritage of the former Abbey of Saint Gall in the Abbey Archives and the Abbey Library of Saint Gall (2017)
  • Al-Hijr: Earliest Islamic (Kufic) inscription
  • Albi: The Mappa mundi of Albi (2015)
  • Aleppo: Aleppo Codex (2015) - "It is rumoured that in 1375 one of Maimonides' descendants brought it to Aleppo, Syria, leading to its present name" (wiki)
  • Amsterdam Canal Ring: Diaries of Anne Frank (2009)
  • Ancient Kyoto: Archives of Tōji temple contained in one-hundred boxes (2015)
  • Auschwitz Birkenau: Auschwitz trial documents and recordings (2017) Link
  • Australian Convict Sites: The Convict Records of Australia (2007)
  • Banska Stiavnica: Mining maps and plans of the Main Chamber - Count Office in Banska Stiavnica
  • Berat and Gjirokastra: Codex Purpureus Beratinus (2005)
  • Borobudur: archives of Borobudurs renovation during the 1973-1983 period (2017)
  • Brasilia: Architectural Archive of Oscar Niemeyer
  • Bridgetown: Silver Men: West Indian Labourers at the Panama Canal (2011) - part of the archives are preserved at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society in Bridgetown
  • Bryggen: The Leprosy Archives of Bergen (City Archives and Regional State Archives of Bergen, Bergen)
  • Byblos: The Phoenician Alphabet
  • Cartagena: Negros y Esclavos archives (2005) details the development of the slave trade in Cartagena (they are now in the National Archive in Bogota)
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex: The "Donguibogam, Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine" text was first printed (1610-13) and kept at the Palace Dispensary (Naeui-won) within Changdeokgung palace. In the wake of the Imjin War, King Seongju commissioned Heo Jun to complete the important work to promote the psychological, physical, and social health of the populace. - (Information from "Korean Documents on Unesco's Memory of the world Register" 2009) The "Seungjeongwon Ilgi, the Diaries of the Royal Secretariat" was housed in the Royal Secretariat office. The building is located in Changdeokgung palace, between the Royal audience hall and council hall. The diary entries were entered daily and left an official record of the Joseon dynasty. - (Information from "Korean Documents on Unesco's Memory of the world Register" 2009)
  • Classical Weimar: The literary estate of Goethe (Goethe and Schiller Archives, Weimar)
  • Cracow: Nicolaus Copernicus' masterpiece "De revolutionibus libri sex" (Jagiellonian Library, Jagiellonian University, Cracow)
  • Echmiatsin and Zvartnots: A large part of the Matenadaran collection was preserved in Echmiatsin until the early 19th century: "This treasure has a centuries-long history, the nucleus of its manuscript fund is made up by the Echmiadzin Patriarchate Matenadaran. According to the 5th century historian Lazar Papetsi, the Echmiadzin Matenadaran existed as early as the 5th century."  Link
  • Gelati Monastery: Georgian Byzantine Manuscripts
  • Golestan Palace: Collection of Nezami's Panj Ganj (2011) lies partly in Golestan Palace; Prince Bayasanghor's Book of the Kings (2007) is in the Imperial Library at the Palace
  • Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain: OUV related to The Secret History of the Mongols Link
  • Haeinsa Temple: Printing woodblocks of the Tripitaka Koreana and miscellaneous Buddhist scriptures
  • Hahoe and Yangdong: Confucian Woodblock Prints (2015): The Confucian Academies in Korea, particularly in North Gyeongsang province played a huge role in the publication, storage, and gathering of . Inscribed within the Historic Villages of Korea WHS - Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy - Oksanseowon Confucian Academy - Donggangseowon Confucian Academy The current collection is now housed in Andong, it used to be largely stored in the Confucian Academies themselves. Link
  • Hattusha: Hattusha Cuneiform tablet archives excavated at Hattusha, now kept in the archaeological museums of Ankara and Istanbul Link
  • Hwaseong Fortress: Uigwe, the Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty (2007) "Hwaseong Fortress at Suwon was badly damaged in the Korean War. However, the Hwaseong Seongyeok Uiqwe, (Record of the Hwaseong Fortress Construction) describes every aspect of the construction project that took place between 1794 and 1796. Using this text, the fortress was restored completely in a project that began in 1975 and was completed in 1978." - Korean Documents on Unesco's Memory of the world Register (2009)
  • Imperial Palace: Records of the Qing's Grand Secretariat (First Historical Archives of China, Palace Museum, Beijing)
  • Istanbul: Works of Ibn Sina or Avicenna (980-1037) in Suleymaniye Mosque; Evliya Celebi's "Book of Travels" in the Topkapi Palace Museum Library and the Süleymaniye Manuscript Library
  • Itchan Kala: Archives of the Chancellery of Khiva Khans (2017) Link
  • Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba: Jesuits of America Link
  • Jongmyo Shrine: Jongmyo shrine documents (2017)
  • Kronborg Castle: Sound Toll Registers
  • Luther Memorials: Documents representing the beginning and the early development of the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther (2015)
  • Macao: Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886) (2017)
  • Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi: Collection of the manuscripts of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (2003)
  • Melaka and George Town: The Malay Annals (2001) cover the history of the Malay Sultanate that was based in Melaka (they are now in Kuala Lumpur)
  • Mexico City and Xochimilco: Old fonds of the historical archive at Colegio de Vizcaínas: women's education and support in the history of the world
  • Nesvizh: Radzwills' Archives and Niasvizh (Nieswiez) Library Collection (in Library of Nesvizh)
  • Novgorod: Ostromir Gospel (2011) - it was created as a donation to St. Sophia's, the new church of Novgorod, where it remained for several centuries until its removal to Moscow (it is now in St. Petersburg) Link
  • Oaxaca and Monte Alban: Codices from the Oaxaca Valley
  • Old Havana: “José Martí Pérez” Fonds
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine: Original Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789 1791)
  • Plantin-Moretus Museum: Business Archives of the Officina Plantiniana (2001) (Plantin-Moretus Museum)
  • Potosi: Documentary Fonds of Royal Audiencia Court of La Plata (2011) contains the history of silver mining in Potosí Link
  • Prague: Collection of 526 prints of university theses from 1637-1754 is in Charles University; Collection of medieval manuscripts of the Czech reformation (National Library)
  • Puebla: Biblioteca Palifoxiana
  • Qadisha Valley: Commemorative stela of Nahr el-Kalb, Mount Lebanon
  • Québec: Quebec Seminary Collection (Quebec Seminary)
  • Reichenau: Illuminated manuscripts from the Ottonian period produced in the monastery of Reichenau (Reichenau)
  • Riga: The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom (2009 inscribed) Link
  • Royal Joseon Tombs: Uigwe, the Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty (2007) "For example, the documentary painting of King Jeongjo's visit to the royal tomb of his father is composed of several scenes, and runs a full 15.4 meters length. ....it also includes details on the construction of royal buildings and tombs as well as other various cultural activities of the royal family." -english.cha.go.kr
  • Santiago de Compostela: The Codex Calixtinus of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and other medieval copies of the Liber Sancti Jacobi: The Iberian origins of the Jacobian tradition in Europe (2017)
  • Santo Domingo: Book for the Baptism of Slaves (2009) - comes from a church parish in Santo Domingo and is now in Historical Archives of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo Link
  • Semmering Railway: The Documents on the Semmering Railway from the Imperial and Royal Historical Museum of Austrian Railways (2017)
  • Seville: Archivos de Indias contains the Treaty of Tordesillas
  • St. Kilda: Film "St Kilda, Britain's Loneliest Isle" (2010) Link
  • St. Petersburg: Ostromir Gospel (2011) - now is in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg Link
  • Stone Town of Zanzibar: Collection of Arabic Manuscripts and Books
  • Sucre: Documentary Fonds of Royal Audiencia Court of La Plata (RALP)
  • Sukhothai: The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription (2003) is a siltstone from Old Sukhothai (now it is in National Museum in Bangkok)
  • Summer Palace: Qing Dynasty Yangshi Lei Archives
  • Tallinn: The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom (2009 inscribed) Link
  • Vienna: Vienna City Library Schubert Collection (Vienna City library), Brahms Collection (Archives of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde) and Collection of Gothic Architectural Drawings (Academy of Fine Arts), Mainz Psalter (Austrian National Library)
  • Vilnius: The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom (2009 inscribed) Link
  • Warsaw: Warsaw Reconstruction office, Warsaw Ghetto Archives - Emanuel Ringelblum Archives (Jewish Historical Research Institute, Warsaw)
  • Willemstad: First Catechism Written in Papiamentu Language (it is kept in the National Archives in Willemstad) Link
  • Yin Xu: Oracle-Bone Inscriptions (2017)

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