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Egypt 2008 Web Archive
"In 2008 Egypt witnessed a remarkable experience rich in political and democratic practices, and the sites captured back then should be revisited in the context of current events... All in all, this collection of websites represents emerging expressionism by Egyptian political parties and movements, along with blogs and news media sites of the time. These sites may be considered a form of virtual ephemera, appearing prior to the advent of popular social media channels."
North Africa &
the Middle East 2011 - 2012
This collection documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011 after the Tunisian uprising. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and other African countries. The content of these sites is in Arabic, English, and French and was collected by the Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division and Cairo Field Office, and by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the British Library, and Stanford University.
It was archived by Archive -IT.
Jasmine Revolution -
Tunisia 2011- 2012
This collection consists of websites documenting the revolution in Tunisia in 2011, and is in French, Arabic, and English. The websites were collected by the Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division and Cairo Field Office, and by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the British Library, and Stanford University and archived by Archive -IT.
From left: 18th century
Middle East book binding; The
Of Special Interest:
“A Thousand Years of
the Persian Book”
The Holy Koran in the Library of Congress:
A Finding Aid for 16th Century Hebrew Books at the Library of Congress
Symposia on Major Writers and Poets of the Middle East and Central Asia
Finding Aids for Manuscripts from Mt. Sinai, Mt. Athos, and the Greek and Armenian Patriarchates in Jerusalem
Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series
"Words Like Sapphire Exhibit"
"To Know Wisdom and Instruction:
the Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress"
Obama Memorabilia from Africa
Yizkor-Memorial Book Collection:
A New and Expanded Finding Aid [
Digital Collection: Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
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