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"Unveiling the Hidden Stories: Exploring the World of Texts" Texts, in their various forms, have been an integral part of human civilization since time immemorial

Background imageTexts Collection: Jean Henri Fabre

Jean Henri Fabre (1823-1915) French entomologist who wrote a series of texts known as the Souvenirs Entomologiques

Background imageTexts Collection: MATTHEW: VI, 28-30

MATTHEW: VI, 28-30.....consider the lilies of the field....... Text decorated with white lilies

Background imageTexts Collection: Madocs Voyage / America

Madocs Voyage / America
Prince Madoc Ab Owain Gwynedd of Wales is said to have landed at Mobile Bay, Alabama in the 12th century, based on medieval texts and a Cherokee tale of people called Welsh

Background imageTexts Collection: illustration from the The Book of Kells, 800 (illumination)

illustration from the The Book of Kells, 800 (illumination)
529903 illustration from the The Book of Kells, 800 (illumination) by Irish School, (9th century); (add.info.: (Dublin, Trinity College Library), is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin

Background imageTexts Collection: Horse-drawn milk cart with driver. Churn on the cart

Horse-drawn milk cart with driver. Churn on the cart
The milkman is from Malvern Worcs Link Farm Diary and his name is E Betteridge - both texts visible of the cart. Date: circa 1905

Background imageTexts Collection: Pali writing tablets, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Pali writing tablets, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageTexts Collection: Proverbs Xxii: 1

Proverbs Xxii: 1
PROVERBS XXII:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches: and loving favour rather than silver & gold

Background imageTexts Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageTexts Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageTexts Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageTexts Collection: Cover of The Practice of Phisick of Dr, Paul Barbett, 1675 (engraving)

Cover of The Practice of Phisick of Dr, Paul Barbett, 1675 (engraving)
6117896 Cover of The Practice of Phisick of Dr, Paul Barbett, 1675 (engraving); (add.info.: Cover of The Practice of Phisick of Dr. Paul Barbett, published in London 1675)

Background imageTexts Collection: Calligraphy, 1546-47 (bodycolour & gold on paper)

Calligraphy, 1546-47 (bodycolour & gold on paper)
8835560 Calligraphy, 1546-47 (bodycolour & gold on paper) by Bukhara School, (16th century); 19.1 x 10.7 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageTexts Collection: Indian Vaisha merchants, 1828

Indian Vaisha merchants, 1828
3480376 Indian Vaisha merchants, 1828; (add.info.: Indian Vaisha merchants. By Marlet 1828. Vaisha are one of the four Varna's of the Hindu social order)

Background imageTexts Collection: Queen Victoria - handwritten letter to Miss Mary Augusta Gordon

Queen Victoria - handwritten letter to Miss Mary Augusta Gordon, thanking her for the bible that she received as a gift
3793912 Queen Victoria - handwritten letter to Miss Mary Augusta Gordon, thanking her for the bible that she received as a gift.; (add.info)

Background imageTexts Collection: Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed by Arnao Guillen de Brocar (engraving)

Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed by Arnao Guillen de Brocar (engraving)
2919557 Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed by Arnao Guillen de Brocar (engraving) by Spanish School, (16th century); The University of St

Background imageTexts Collection: Arator De Actibus Apostolorum (Fragment)

Arator De Actibus Apostolorum (Fragment)
Parchment leaf containing several texts in different hands. Probably originally from a copy of Arator's Acts of the Apostles or De Actibus Apostolorum

Background imageTexts Collection: Unknown Texts (Fragment)

Unknown Texts (Fragment)
Bifolium from an unknown work or works, possibly relating to canon law, parchment. Date: 14th - circa 15th Century

Background imageTexts Collection: Missale Romanum

Missale Romanum
A picture of the Missale Romanum, the liturgical book of the Roman Rite that contains the texts and rubrics for the celebration of the Mass

Background imageTexts Collection: Modern Egyptian doorway with writing in Arabic. Date: 1840

Modern Egyptian doorway with writing in Arabic. Date: 1840

Background imageTexts Collection: Ancient Egypt. Judgement of the Dead. Book of the Death. Fu

Ancient Egypt. Judgement of the Dead. Book of the Death. Funerary papyri. 3rd-1st BC. Egyptian Museum. Turin. Italy

Background imageTexts Collection: Autograph: Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, 1784

Autograph: Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, 1784
3784388 Autograph: Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, 1784 by British School, (18th Century); (add.info.: Autograph:1784 letter written by Charles Edward Stuart in French)

Background imageTexts Collection: Autograph: Sir Francis Drake, 1586

Autograph: Sir Francis Drake, 1586
3784351 Autograph: Sir Francis Drake, 1586.; (add.info.: Autograph: Letter from Sir Francis Drake to William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer)

Background imageTexts Collection: Autograph: Resolution of a council of war against the Spanish Armada, 1588 (ink and paper)

Autograph: Resolution of a council of war against the Spanish Armada, 1588 (ink and paper)
3784219 Autograph: Resolution of a council of war against the Spanish Armada, 1588 (ink and paper); (add.info.: Autograph)

Background imageTexts Collection: Faxian at the ruins of Ashokas palace, Pataliputra, India, 5th century AD

Faxian at the ruins of Ashokas palace, Pataliputra, India, 5th century AD, from Hutchinsons History of the Nations
3588271 Faxian at the ruins of Ashokas palace, Pataliputra, India, 5th century AD, from Hutchinsons History of the Nations, pub.1915 by Stewart

Background imageTexts Collection: Saint Jerome, 1646 (oil on canvas)

Saint Jerome, 1646 (oil on canvas)
5614472 Saint Jerome, 1646 (oil on canvas) by Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto) (1591-1652); 146X198 cm; Narodni Galerie, Prague

Background imageTexts Collection: The qualities of the dervish, c. 1610 (opaque w / c, ink & gold on paper)

The qualities of the dervish, c. 1610 (opaque w / c, ink & gold on paper)
874310 The qualities of the dervish, c.1610 (opaque w/c, ink & gold on paper) by Indian School, (17th century); 27 x16.7 cm; San Diego Museum of Art

Background imageTexts Collection: Frontispiece to Compendium of Anatomy, 1545 (engraving)

Frontispiece to Compendium of Anatomy, 1545 (engraving)
810271 Frontispiece to Compendium of Anatomy, 1545 (engraving) by Geminus, Thomas (1510-62); Private Collection; (add.info.: Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio, aere exarata)

Background imageTexts Collection: Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed by Arnao Guillen de Brocar (engraving)

Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed by Arnao Guillen de Brocar (engraving)
2919556 Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed by Arnao Guillen de Brocar (engraving) by Spanish School, (16th century); The University of St

Background imageTexts Collection: Momo chidori (Myriad birds), known as the Bird Book, 1790 (ukiyo-e)

Momo chidori (Myriad birds), known as the Bird Book, 1790 (ukiyo-e)
3072009 Momo chidori (Myriad birds), known as the Bird Book, 1790 (ukiyo-e) by Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753-1806); Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageTexts Collection: Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts from the Ebb Tide), known as the Shell Book

Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts from the Ebb Tide), known as the Shell Book
3071988 Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts from the Ebb Tide), known as the Shell Book, 1789 (colour woodblock print) by Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753-1806); Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageTexts Collection: The Famous Library of King Ashur-Bani-Pal, at Nineveh, illustration from

The Famous Library of King Ashur-Bani-Pal, at Nineveh, illustration from
STC357955 The Famous Library of King Ashur-Bani-Pal, at Nineveh, illustration from Hutchinsons History of the Nations, c.1910 (colour litho) by Le Quesne

Background imageTexts Collection: William Tyndale translating the Bible into English

William Tyndale translating the Bible into English from Hebrew and Greek texts. Date: circa 1520s

Background imageTexts Collection: Hindu and Muslim Scholars Translate the Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Persian

Hindu and Muslim Scholars Translate the Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Persian
955443 Hindu and Muslim Scholars Translate the Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Persian, from Razmnama (book of war) c. 1598- 1599 (opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper) by American Photographer

Background imageTexts Collection: The Form of the Tabernacle

The Form of the Tabernacle
According to Jewish texts, the tabernacle was the portable sanctuary created by Moses as a place of worship during the period of wandering that came before their arrival in the Promised Land

Background imageTexts Collection: Religious verse 1882

Religious verse 1882
Religious verse, Trust ye in the Lord for ever for in the lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. 1882

Background imageTexts Collection: Religious verse 1887

Religious verse 1887
Religious verse, Walking in the far of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Christ. 1887

Background imageTexts Collection: Religious verse 1889

Religious verse 1889
Religious verse, For the sunshine and the rain, for the dew and for the shower, for the yellow ripened grain, and the golden harvest hour, we bless thee O our God. by Mrs Crewson. 1889

Background imageTexts Collection: Religious verse 1885

Religious verse 1885
Religious verse, Wait on the Lord be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart. psalm xxvii 1885

Background imageTexts Collection: MS ff. 5v-6r Cannon Tables, from the Codex Fuldensis (vellum)

MS ff. 5v-6r Cannon Tables, from the Codex Fuldensis (vellum)
BFM380378 MS ff.5v-6r Cannon Tables, from the Codex Fuldensis (vellum) by Italian school (6th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTexts Collection: The qualities of the dervish, detail, c. 1610 (opaque w / c, ink & gold on paper)

The qualities of the dervish, detail, c. 1610 (opaque w / c, ink & gold on paper)
874309 The qualities of the dervish, detail, c.1610 (opaque w/c, ink & gold on paper) by Indian School, (17th century); 27 x16.7 cm; San Diego Museum of Art

Background imageTexts Collection: Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts from the Ebb Tide), known as the Shell Book

Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts from the Ebb Tide), known as the Shell Book
3071991 Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts from the Ebb Tide), known as the Shell Book, 1789 (colour woodblock print) by Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753-1806); Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageTexts Collection: A Devon Welcome (litho)

A Devon Welcome (litho)
3094355 A Devon Welcome (litho) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Devon Welcome. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageTexts Collection: Leaf from a Missal, 1300 (parchment)

Leaf from a Missal, 1300 (parchment)
5938288 Leaf from a Missal, 1300 (parchment) by Italian School, (14th century); 36.7x24.7 (page); 23.0x16.5 (text) cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageTexts Collection: Marmor Homericum, 1863-65 (stone, pigments & plaster)

Marmor Homericum, 1863-65 (stone, pigments & plaster)
5857658 Marmor Homericum, 1863-65 (stone, pigments & plaster) by Triqueti, Henri Joseph Francois de, baron (1807-74); UCL Art Museum, University College London, UK; eUCL Art Museum

Background imageTexts Collection: Autograph: Sir Christopher Wren, 1675

Autograph: Sir Christopher Wren, 1675
3784305 Autograph: Sir Christopher Wren, 1675.; (add.info.: Autograph: Report made by Sir Christopher Wren to the City Lands Committee)

Background imageTexts Collection: Beginning of the Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi Codex II, c. 350 AD (ink on papyrus)

Beginning of the Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi Codex II, c. 350 AD (ink on papyrus)
1220455 Beginning of the Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi Codex II, c.350 AD (ink on papyrus) by Egyptian, (4th century AD); 25.4x15.8 cm; Coptic Museum, Cairo

Background imageTexts Collection: The Royal Mail (colour litho)

The Royal Mail (colour litho)
3094406 The Royal Mail (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Royal Mail. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn; English



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"Unveiling the Hidden Stories: Exploring the World of Texts" Texts, in their various forms, have been an integral part of human civilization since time immemorial. From ancient manuscripts to modern-day digital communication, they hold within them a wealth of knowledge and tales waiting to be discovered. Jean Henri Fabre once said, "Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. " Indeed, they have the power to transport us into different realms and dimensions, allowing our imagination to soar. In MATTHEW: VI, 28-30, we find wisdom in nature's own text as it teaches us about beauty and resilience. Just like flowers that adorn fields with their vibrant colors and delicate petals. Madoc's Voyage across America is a mysterious text that sparks curiosity about possible transatlantic journeys long before Columbus set foot on American soil. It leaves us pondering over lost narratives buried beneath history's surface. The Book of Kells from Dublin's Trinity College Library enchants with its intricate illustrations and calligraphy. This illuminated manuscript serves as a testament to the dedication and skill of scribes who meticulously crafted each letter. Pali writing tablets from Myanmar (Burma), Asia carry sacred Buddhist teachings etched onto palm leaves. These fragile texts remind us of the spiritual significance embedded within written words. Proverbs XXII:1 advises that "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. " Such timeless wisdom encapsulated in biblical texts continues to guide generations towards moral righteousness. Guillaume Bude believed that books were vessels for preserving knowledge throughout time. His contributions as a scholar emphasized the importance of textual preservation for future generations' enlightenment. Arator De Actibus Apostolorum (Fragment) offers glimpses into early Christian literature while Unknown Texts (Fragment) leave historians yearning for more fragments yet undiscovered – windows into forgotten eras awaiting decipherment.