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Rig Veda

Rig Veda

Punjab region of India and Pakistan | Compiled by several generations of Indo-Aryan priests/philosophers

Read More 1500 BCE

Book of Psalms

Book of Psalms

Israel

Read More 1000-500 BCE

Book of Genesis

Book of Genesis

Egypt, Israel, Jordan

Read More 600-500 BCE

Plato

Plato

Athens, Greece

Read More 428-348 BCE

euclid

Euclid

Alexandria, Egypt

Read More 365 BCE

Book of Matthew

Book of Matthew

Israel

Read More 80-90 CE

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose’s “Ancient Morning Hymn”

Milan | St. Ambrose

Read More c. 390 CE

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

Read More 532–537 CE

Quran

Qu'Ran

Mecca, Sudia Arabia

Read More 609-632 CE

Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva

Nālandā Monastic University in India

Read More c. 700 CE

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells (Manuscript Illumination)

Currently in Dublin, Ireland | Monks from St. Columbus's Order of Iona, Scotland

Read More 800 CE

Mosque at Djenne

Mosque at Djenne, Mali

Rebuilt 1907 | Djenne, southern Mali, south of Timbuktu | Ismaila Traoré (1907)

Read More Original 800-1300 CE

Khajuraho Temple, India

Khajuraho Temple, India

Madhya Pradesh, India | Artists of the Chandela dynasty

Read More 950-1050 CE

Avicenna’s The Canon of Medicine

Avicenna’s The Canon of Medicine

Rayy, Iran | Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Al-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī ibn Sīnā

Read More 1025 CE

 

Summer Mountains, Song Dynasty

Summer Mountains, Song Dynasty

China | Attributed to Qu Ding

Read More c. 1050 CE

San Isidoro Crypt in Leon, Spain

San Isidoro Crypt

Leon, Spain | originally built on ancient Roman ruins

Read More 1063 CE

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry

Canterbury, England | commissioned by Bishop Odo (William the Conqueror's half brother)

Read More 1070 CE

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen

Bingen, Germany | Hildegard of Bingen

Read More b. 1098 d. 1179 CE

Song of Roland

Song of Roland

unsure, but written in Anglo-Norman French | likely Turold, Norman poet

Read More c. 1100 CE

(Averroes) Commentaries on Aristotle and Plato

Averroes Commentaries on Aristotle and Plato

Spain | Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

Read More 1126-1198 CE

Last Judgment, Autun Cathedra

Last Judgment

Autun Cathedral, France

Read More 1130 CE

Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda

Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda

India

Read More c. 1170 CE

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Runnymeade, England |  John, Kind of England; his barons; Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury

Read More 1215 CE

The Lancet Windows of Sainte Chapelle

The Lancet Windows of Sainte Chapelle

Palias de la Cite, Sainte Chapelle, Paris | commissioned by King Louis IX

Read More 1241-1248 CE

Mo’ai Heads, Easter Island

Mo’ai Heads

Easter Island

Read More 1250-1500 CE

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

Ravenna, Italy | Dante Alighieri

Read More 1308-1320 CE

Kabir

Kabir

India | Kabir

Read More b. 1440 d. 1518 CE

Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh

Guatemala

Read More 1554-1558 CE

Saint John of the Cross

St. John of The Cross

Spain | St. John of The Cross

Read More b. 1542 d. 1591 CE