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The John Rylands Research Institute

golden text from a Qur'an

Our research

Humanities researchers, curators, conservators, digital imaging specialists and scientists come together to reveal and realise the research potential of our amazing collections.

Among our advances are the identification of a 1,500-year-old papyrus fragment, one of the world’s oldest Christian charms, and the recovery of lost text through sophisticated imaging techniques, providing insights into the roots of medicine.