Zoroastrian lawbook, the Videvdad


This is a copy of the Zoroastrian Videvdad, or Vendidad as it is also known, a lawbook containing the rules for dealing with pollution and crime. It is one of the oldest existing Zoroastrian manuscripts, copied in 1323 AD in Nawsari, Gujarat, by the scribe Mihraban Kaykhusraw. In this manuscript, each sentence is given first in the original Avestan (Old Iranian) language, and then in Pahlavi (Middle Persian) , the language of Sasanian Iran (c. 224-651 AD).

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