Lindisfarne Gospels in rare exhibition in Durham
1 July 2013 Last updated at 11:33 BST
The 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels have gone on display in the north-east of England for three months.
The major Durham University exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see them outside the British Library in London.
The manuscript is adorned with jewels and is expected to attract visitors from across the world.
Fiona Trott reports.