The initiative belongs to the British Library so, try bringing in a single volume the Codex Sinaiticus text named after its fragments, found in Germany, Russia, Britain and Egypt will be restored digitally.
"Extremely few people have had the opportunity to see more than a few pages of the Codex. Its publication on the internet will give anyone access to this unique treasure, "said Scot McKendrick, one of the initiators of the project.
Codex Sinaiticus was discovered in the nineteenth century, the Monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai by German theologian Constantine Tischendorf. The manuscript mysteriously disappeared shortly after the discovery, to be found in Russia over a few years. British Library was able to peruse 347 pages, in exchange for a large sum of money from Soviet authorities in 1933. A further 34 pages have reached the University of Leipzig, Germany, while six fragments are still in the National Library Russia. In 1975, Egyptian priests said they had managed to hide 12 more pages and 40 fragments of text in the monastery of St. Catherine.
The full text will be published by July 2009 and will be available free, along with translations, transcripts and explanations of theologians and linguists worldwide.
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