Cavallini’s Bible soon online

The digitisation of a masterpiece of Medieval art, the Pietro Cavallini’s Bible, was launched within the Science & Technology Digital Library Project. The Bible is one of the most famous illuminated codices preserved at the Ursino Recupero Library in Catania.

The initiative is carried on by the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the National Research Council (IBAM) in collaboration with the Humanities Department at the University of Catania and with the Library itself.

IBAM started the digitisation of a selected core of the huge historical and cultural heritage of the Ursino Recupero Library (more than 270 thousand volumes).

The use of the most advanced technologies will allow to make rare and little known treasures available to everyone.



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Sala Vaccarini, XVIII sec.
Catania, Biblioteche Riunite Civica e A. Ursino Recupero.
Scala del Monastero benedettino di San Nicolò l'Arena di Catania
da J.I. Hittorf, L. Zanth, Architecture moderne de la Sicilie, Paris 1835.
Ritratto di Placido Scammacca
Priore benedettino (ca 1700-1787). Museo Civico di Castello Ursino
Frontespizio del volume Catania Illustrata, 1740-46.
Catania, Biblioteche Riunite Civica e A. Ursino Recupero.

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The digitisation process of an ancient volume of the Benedettini’s collection