• 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"
Universidad de Salamanca Junta de Castilla y León Casa asia Ministerio de ciencia e innovación


Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris)

(see http://www.bnf.fr/)

During his stay in India in 1755-1761, mainly in Surat, A. J. Anquetil-Duperron acquired 180 Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts for the Bibliothèque du Roi. Now they are preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. The Avestan manuscripts were catalogued by Blochet (1905), Catalogue des manuscrits persans de la Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (available in http://gallica2.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k762201.r=blochet.langES)

These are the Avestan manuscripts preserved in this library:

-         Pahlavī Yasna: Suppl. Pers. 29 (with Skr. translation), Suppl. Pers. 1663 and 1664 , P11 (with Skr. translation), Suppl. Pers. 49

-         Yasna Sāde: P6 ,Suppl. Pers. 49

-         Pahlavī Vīsparad: P14,Suppl. Pers. 49

-         Vīsparad Sāde: P12

-         Pahlavī Xwardag Abastāg: P4 (=Suppl. Pers. 40), P14,Suppl. Pers. 49, Suppl. Pers. 51

-         Xwardag Abastāg Sāde: P3 (=Suppl. Pers. 29),P8 (=Suppl. Pers. 34), P13

-         Pahlavī Vīdēvdād: P2 (=Suppl. Pers. 26), P5 (=Suppl. Pers. 39), P10

-         Vīdēvdād Sāde: P1 (=Suppl. Pers. 27), Suppl. Pers. 1079, Suppl. Pers. 1976