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Sir Henry Savile, primary translator of the King James Bible

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit Manifold Greatness for the story of one of the most widely read books in the English language.

Short sleeved kaftan with a Çintamani design

Islamic Art Spots

Seven video essays, part of NEH's Muslim Journeys initiative, spotlight art forms from calligraphy to garden design seen through the lenses of history, trade, and artistic practice. Each video is accompanied by primary resources and related readings for further study.

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A 19th-century Christmas cover for Puck magazine

The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.

A poinsettia

Poinsettias, Posadas, Piñatas, Pathways of Light! Holiday Traditions from Mexico

This holiday season learn about different cultural traditions of Mexico! Attend a fiesta, break a piñata, make a traditional feast, sing popular songs, and decorate with poinsettias, a flower prized by Congress and the Aztec nobility.

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Rembrandt "St. Paul in Prison."

Bible Odyssey

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible

Virgin and Child, National Gallery of Art (detail)

Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice

This multimedia website hosts the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli in the U.S. Discover the history behind 24 works of art through high-resolution images, videos, and podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. An NEH-funded project.