The 13th century Black Book of Carmarthen, containing some of the earliest
literature of Wales, will soon be available online.
According to BBC News, the 750-year-old Black Book of Carmarthen is being
digitized and will soon be available for eager researchers online. The fragile
book, named for the color of its binding, includes some of the earliest
mentions of Arthur and Merlin, and is thought to be the work of a single
scribe. It was purchased in 1904 by the National Library of Wales.
The project to make the book accessible online is being managed by Lyn Lewis
Dafis. "The manuscript will now be available for people all over the world who
don't get the chance to come to Aberystwyth," said Mr Dafis.
The book is the second to be featured on the website. The first was a Latin
book on the laws of Hywel Dda, and a third, Llyfr Taliesin, will include
poetry of the 8th and 9th centuries.