Japanese company to digitise rare Vatican library manuscripts


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  • Monday, 24 Mar 2014

HISTORIC UNDERTAKING: Ancient manuscripts in the Vatican library penned from East Asia to the Pre-Colombian Americas will be digitised by a Japanese company as part of a global project to make the collection available for free viewing by the public. — ©AFP/Relaxnews 2014

VATICAN CITY: Ancient manuscripts in the Vatican library penned from East Asia to the Pre-Colombian Americas will be digitised by a Japanese company as part of a global project to make the collection available for free viewing by the public. 

Japan's NTT DATA will digitise 3,000 historical works and put them online over a four-year period in an initiative costing 18mil euros (RM82.06mil), the company said at a press conference in the Vatican on Thursday. 

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