A Tangut manuscript with Tibetan phonetic glosses :
Ancients Manuscripts from Desert Libraries of Timbuktu - Nasir al-Din Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn al-Hajj al-Amin al-Tawathi al-Ghalawi. Kashf al-Ghummah fi Nafa al-Ummah (The Important Stars Among the Multitude of the Heavens), copied
Description: letters on birch bark. Date: Copywright: free for private use.
Ancient Egyptian papyrus showing mathematical calculations.
Dresden codex also known as the Codex Dresdensis pages, metres feet) one of the few Mayan books that have survived burning by the Spanish
An Arabic manuscript illustrating how to use the Pythagorean Theorem. It is dated to the year 1258
Remnant of ancient Turkic epigraphs artifacts at an archaeological site in Mongolia. The Gokturks are the oldest nomadic people in Central Asia that left records of their own language in their own writing system.
Manuscript of Nasir al-Din Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn al-Hajj al-Amin al-Tawathi al-Ghalawi's Kashf al-Ghummah fi Nafa al-Ummah. From the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library, Timbuktu.
It is Oracle bone inscription (Chinese: 甲骨文; As the earliest Chinese writing scripts, Oracle bone inscriptions are the ancient Chinese characters carved on tortoise shells and animal scapulae.
Vatican 103 is a unique manuscript dated to 861 A.D. containing a complete biblical commentary know as the Severus Catena. Pictured here is the opening of the commentary on Job attributed to Ephrem. Note the efficient serto script, with some estrangelo features. Note also the marginal comments, which are incorporated into the main text in later witnesses.
Wooden tablet with an inscription showing Tocharian B in its Brahmic form.
Alphabet glagolitique, l'alphabet slave le plus ancien. / The Glagolitic alphabet is the oldest known Slavic alphabet.
Table of Runic Futhorcs, Latin Ciphers and Cryptic Alphabets in St. John’s MS 17 folio An early century English manuscript copy of a work by the late Anglo-Saxon monk Byrhtferth (Byrhtferð)
ancient texts written on bamboo slips / china
Macedonian Language - Macedonian Alphabet - Greek - Archaeological Museum of Amphipolis
century Chinese Buddhist monk Xuanzang - tang dynasty), traveled for 17 years in India seeking original buddhist texts. From Tokyo National Museum.