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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.

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