Black Book of Carmarthen Online

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.