Codex Sinaiticus

Tomorrow the Codex Sinaiticus website will go live, presenting the entire 4th-century Greek manuscript online. From the looks of the screenshot, it could be valuable for the study of the Byzantine Roman uncial letter forms of that time. A magnifying glass, similar to the Turning the Pages technology used for manuscripts on the British Library site, allows for close inspection. A typeset transcription is provided on the side, with a translation (I hope in English as well as German) beneath that.

The web site will be introduced on Thursday, substantially updated in November, and fully developed by July 2009.

via Slashdot (who got the manuscript date wrong by about 800 years, but who's counting?)