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2014-07-01 12:26:42

LONDON, July 1,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today its campaign to donate the Magna Carta 800(th) Anniversary Edition to schools in Great Britain as part of its Magna Carta -My Heritage campaign. This campaign follows the successful "America celebrates the Magna Carta" launched in the US five months ago. "Students will have the opportunity to see and study it in their schools before the 800(th) Anniversary. As the foundation of the rule of law, it...

2014-05-19 16:22:44

Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announces marketing partnership with American Seniors Association, offering the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Edition to ASA's five million members, while supporting education throughout America's schools and colleges BOCA RATON, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today a marketing partnership with the American Seniors Association, a new voice of America's seniors, with more than 5 million members. The marketing...

2013-08-29 23:18:40

Document That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution to Go on Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...

Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Available Online
2012-12-18 13:31:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet is an amazing thing, opening up the doors to countless libraries and allowing for the travel to countless destinations. Today, Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority have partnered up to remind us all of just how amazing it is to live in the information age. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain the earliest known biblical documents and, as such, carry an immense religious significance all across the world. These...

2012-02-08 23:53:48

You often hear about the Framers of the Constitution, but not so much the framers of the Magna Carta. They work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Not the authors, of course; they've been dead 700 years. But a NIST engineering team, at the behest of the National Archives, designed and built a state-of-the-art encasement and transport cart to protect the Archive's prized copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Their work–and the freshly conserved Magna...

2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

2011-10-18 20:37:08

TAU researchers use computers to reassemble the world's largest medieval library A well-known collection of historical texts, the Cairo Genizah is one of the most valuable sources of primary documents for medieval historians and religious scholars. The 350,000 fragments found in the Genizah include not only religious texts, but also social and commercial documents, dating from the 9th to 19th century. But the collection is scattered among 70 institutions worldwide, including libraries in...


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