From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, priceless documentary heritage record the diversity of languages, peoples and knowledge that have influenced humanity from the early days of human history to the present. This heritage documents important events, discoveries or inventions that have transformed the world.
The UNESCO Memory of the World programme was created to preserve these recorded treasures of humanity and mobilize resources so that future generations can enjoy this legacy that is preserved in the major libraries, archives and museums across the globe.
This book is a full listing of all entries on the official UNESCO Memory of the World international register;Unique list of documentary heritage from around the world
Photographs and descriptions for 245 precious documents
All entries identified by the UNESCO International Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Director-General
Entries include;42-line Gutenberg Bible, printed on vellum
Archives of the International Prisoners of War Agency, 1914-1923
Magna Carta, issued in 1215
Philippine Paleographs (Hanunoo, Buid, Tagbanua and Pala’wan)
The Endeavour Journal of James Cook
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming 1939)
Russian posters of the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries
The Battle of the Somme
The Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem