The site has tools for textual analysis and criticism. All of the manuscripts can be read online. Also the site indexes major Avestan manuscripts fromm India, Iran and other parts of the world.
"The Avestan Digital Archive (ADA) seeks to be a digital archive containing all Avestan manuscripts spread all over the world. The Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, was last edited at the end of the 90s of the 19th century by the German scholar K. F. Geldner. We claim that presently a new edition is needed. The main reasons are:
In the last decades some manuscripts Geldner did not have access to have become available
Geldner did not check by himself all the manuscripts used for his edition. For some of them he had access only to copies or collations by other colleagues. This was the source of several mistakes in his edition
The methods of textual criticism have strongly changed since Geldner and many methodological decisions of G…