About the Project

The Arts and Humanities Research Council awarded John Rylands University Library in June 2006 a grant of over £361,000 to digitise and catalogue the Rylands Genizah.

This grant will ensure that high resolution images of all the Rylands Genizah fragments will become world-wide accessible through The John Rylands University Library website over the next three years as part of a searchable and browseable catalogue.

The two main objectives of the AHRC Rylands Cairo Genizah Project are to photograph both recto and verso of more than 11,000 fragments, and to make the images available with their catalogue descriptions. The Project will result in the creation of an online image collection and catalogue holding at least 25,000 images.


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