Old news of ADA
- A new manuscript by Mihrābān Anošagruwān Wahromšāh Irdešīr Wahromšāh has appeared. Today we know already four Avestan manuscripts by this scribe. This copy is the oldest one (1004 20 Y.E., probably 1635) of the four. The manuscript was for sale in Iran and has been purchased by the Avestan Digital Archive in order to avoid that it disappears.
I have to express my gratitude to Salomeh Gholami who has play a decisive role in the final process of the purchase of the manuscript.
- The book "The transmission of the Avesta" containing 23 contributions about the transmission of the Avesta and the problems and perspectives for a new edition is already available in the series Iranica of Harrassowitz. More info here
- The Widewdad of Dastur Denyār Hušangi has been donated to ADA and ADA has trusted it to the Yegānegi Library in Tehran
- In a recent trip to Iran around 30 new manuscripts today available in Iran have been incorporated to the collection of ADA. The list is available here
- The manuscript 120 (Lb2) has been digitized for ADA. M.A. Andrés has indexed it and now it is available on ADA. After a first collation, it is obvious that it is closely related to 110 (K11) and 235 (G97).
- There is now a list of the abbreviations used in ADA. You can find it here
- The manuscript Sanskrit-Yasna S1 has been digitized and is now published in ADA indexed by Leon Goldman.
- The manuscript Ave1001, one of oldest Iranian Videvdad Sade manuscripts, has been digitized by ADA through the kindness of Kurosh Niknam. The manuscript will be published soon in ADA by Saloume Gholami
- A docotoral position for writing a PhD in the context of the Avestan Digital Archive is available. Interest contact Alberto Cantera before January 31th.
- The manuscript T54 from the Meherji-rana Library has been wonderfully restored in the Royal Library, Copenhague.A description of the process is to be seen here
- 32 complete Avestan manuscripts (around 16290 pages) are already available in ADA
- ADA has been included in The best of the Asian Studies www Monitor has been rated with four stars
- A new paper on the transmission of Videvdad has been published: A. Cantera, "Rituales, manuscritos y ediciones del Avesta: Hacia una nueva edición de los textos avésticos de la liturgia larga", Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Iranología 1 (2010) pp.28-42