Online Manuscript Viewer Launched

The Maldives Heritage Survey has just launched a new section of the project website hosting interactive viewer windows allowing users to explore a range of digitised documents. This web interface provides access to Deep Zoom images of texts on paper and engraved on copper plates that present important new source material for both the history of the Maldives and the broader history of Islam in the Indian Ocean World. 

The materials presented here include manuscripts digitised by our Survey Team in the field and in the collections of the Maldives National Museum in Malé, as well as scans generously provided with permission by the Maldives National Archives.