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Memory of the World

Sites that contain or are closely related to an entry of the Unesco Memory of the World register.

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
  • 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)
  • Australian Convict Sites The Convict Records of Australia (2007)
  • Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery Georgian Byzantine Manuscripts
  • Banska Stiavnica Mining maps and plans of the Main Chamber - Count Office in Banska Stiavnica
  • Berat and Gjirokastra Codex Purpureus Beratinus (2005)
  • 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
  • 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)

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