• The first voloume of the series Avestan Manuscripts in Iran has already appeared: The Liturgical Widewdad manuscript ms. 4161 (Wandidad-e Jahanbaxshi), Girona-Tehran, 2015. More info here
  • The book A. Cantera, Vers une édition de la liturgie longue zoroastrienne. Pensées et travaux préliminaires (Cahiers de Studia iranica , 51) has been published.
  • Bahram Boroumand helds a seminary on Avestan Paleography at the University of Salamanca between July 7 and 10, 2014
  • The Exhition The Everlasting Flame (11th october-14th december 2013, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London) shows a nice sample of Avestan manuscripts usually hosted in the British Library
  • The text of the Yasna ī Rapihwin ceremony is already available in ADA, vid. complete ceremonies"
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British Library


The British Library, St Pancras 96, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

            The Avestan manuscripts of the former Indian Office Library in London are now preserved in the British Library. Among these manuscript, it is preserved the oldest Pahlavī Vīdēvdād, namely L4, and the oldest Indian Vīdēvdād Sāde, namely L1. All the manuscripts in this library are being revised and catalogued by Dr. Ursula Sims-Williams.

These are the Avestan manuscripts known by us which are preserved in this library:  

-         Yasna Sāde: L6 (=Z & P 6), L13,L17 (=Z & P 17), L20, L27,Z & P 17

-         Visparad Sāde: L27

-         Pahlavī Xwardag Abastāg: L9 (=Z & P 9) (with Bhāṣā translation), L12 (=Z & P XII)

-         Xwardag Abastāg Sāde: L11, L16, L18,L25 (=Z & P 25), Z & P 10, Z & P 20, Z & P 21,Z & P 24

-         Pahlavī Vīdēvdād: L4, RSPA 231

-         Vīdēvdād Sāde: L1 (=Z & P 1), L2 (=Z & P 2), L3 (=Z & P 3),L5