• 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

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Munich)

(Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Ludwigstr. 16, 80539, München, Postal address: 80328 München; see http://www.bsb-muenchen.de)


Though the latest to be purchased, the second most important collection of Avestan manuscripts is that of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich. In 1863-1864 M. Haug many manuscripts acquired in Gujarat (India) for the British government. Among them, he buied some Avestan, Pahlavi and Vedic manuscripts for his own collection. After his death, they were purchased by the Königliche Staatsbibliothek in Munich, where they are now preserved. They were catalogued by Chr. Bartholomae (1915), Die Zendhandschriften der K. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in München, Munich (available in http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/bsb00008141/images/).

These are the Avestan manuscripts preserved in this library:

-         Pahlavī Yasna: M1 (1103 A.Y., 1734 d.C.), M6 (M51a-b in Unvala), M35, M46 (1103 A.Y.), M82

-         Yasna Sāde: M7 (1178 A.Y., 1809 d.C.), M25

-         Pahlavī Vīsparad: M4 (1107 A.Y., 1737 d.C.), M6 (766 A.Y., 1397 d.C.; M51a-b in Unvala)

-         Pahlavī Xwardag Abastāg: M4 (1107 A.Y., 1737 d.C.), M6 (M51a-b in Unvala), M14, M35, M49 (1157 A.Y.)

-         Xwardag Abastāg Sāde: M4 (1107 A.Y., 1737 d.C.), M7 (1178 A.Y., 1809 d.C.), M21, M25, M65 (1111 A.Y.), M66 (Samvat 1555), M70

-         Pahlavī Vīdēvdād: M2 (in Unvala), M3, M19, M35, M64 (1864; only V 8.73-96)

-         Vīdēvdād Sāde: M2 (Samvat 1713, 1657 d.C.; M47 in Unvala), M7 (1178 A.Y., 1809 d.C.), M84 (957 A.Y.; sólo V1.1-14)

-         Pahlavī Hādōxt Nask: M6 (M51a-b in Unvala)

-         Aogəmadaēcā: M66 (Samvat 1555), M67

-         Vīštāsp Yašt Sāde: M4 (1107 A.Y., 1737 d.C.)