Web archives

CERN's public web pages 1996-> in the Internet Archive

The World Wide Web was born at CERN in 1989. Learn more about its development by Tim Berners-Lee and see the reconstruction of the first website here.

At first, the web was just an information-sharing tool for scientists, but public web pages were later added with information about the organisation’s activities for a wider audience. To ensure this resource was preserved for future generations, CERN entered into a partnership agreement to add regular in-depth crawls of CERN's public web pages to the standard harvesting carried out by the Internet Archive. You can browse these pages on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine

Last modified
20 July, 2020