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Wed 28 Oct 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 06 October 2008

Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest bible, found in 1844 in a monastery in the Sinai Desert. It is soon to become one of the British Library's greatest treasures and accessible to a worldwide audience. Its history is contentious, and its contents controversial.

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