• 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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Kongelige Bibliotek


Kongelige Bibliotek, Postbox 2149, DK-1016 Copenhagen K, (+45) 33 47 47 47, kb@kb.dk, EAN: 5798 000795297

The most important collection of Avestan manuscripts in Europe is located in the Kongelige Bibliotek in Copenhagen. Its Avestan manuscripts were purchased by R. Rask during his stay in Bombay in 1820, from where he returned to Copenhagen in 1823 with 34 Avestan and Pahlavi manuscripts. L. Westergaard added later to this collection 15 Avestan manuscripts (numbers 35-43), purchased in India and Iran during 1841-1844. Several manuscripts of this collection, preserved at that time in the Bibliotheca Universitatis Hafniensis, were published as facsimiles by A. Christensen & K. Barr (1931-1944), Codices Avestici et Pahlavici Bibliothecae Universitatis Hafniensis, 12 vols., Copenhagen. Nowadays they are preserved in the Kongelige Bibliotek in Copenhagen. These manuscripts were catalogued by Westergaard, N. L. & Olshausen, J. & Mehren, A. (1846-1857), Codices Orientales Bibliothecae Regiae Havniensis, iussu et auspiciis Regis Daniae Christiani Octavi enumerati et descripti. Pars I, Copenhagen (in: http://www.kb.dk/export/sites/kb_dk/da/nb/samling/os/osdownloads/Samtlige_codices_orientales_1.pdf).

Some Avestan manuscripts are digitized and available here

These are the Avestan manuscripts preserved in this library: