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UNESCO Gives Shakespeare Papers Same Cultural Status As Magna Carta

A collection of documents relating to the life of William Shakespeare has been recognized for its international cultural significance, The Guardian reports. The 90 documents, which relate to the bard’s baptism, burial, family matters, property records, legal actions and business dealings, and include rare examples of his signature, have been listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International Memory of the World register. Their inclusion on the register gives them the same status for documents as the Egyptian pyramids have among built heritage. The documents join the likes of the Gutenberg Bible, Magna Carta, Bayeux Tapestry and the films “The…