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Thou shalt see ancient texts online; HISTORY.

THOU shalt have access to one of the oldest copies of the Ten Commandments for the first time thanks to digital technology.

Web users can now see a 2,000-year-old papyrus copy of the text online, along with rare documents from other religions.

The ancient scripts are being published by Cambridge University digital library, which aims to upload 25,000 works.

The latest include the Nash Papyrus - fragments of the commandments - and an ancient copy of the New Testament.

Librarian Anne Jarvis said: "Because of their age and delicacy these manuscripts are seldom viewed. "Now anyone on the internet can explore them in extraordinary detail."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 12, 2012
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