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  The Lindisfarne Gospels Saturday 31 July 2003  
Thirteen hundred years ago a monk sat on a windswept island off Northumerland and created one of the world's greatest works of art in book form. Made in the 8th century on Lindisfarne, it is the oldest surviving translation of the gospels into English.

Until recently you could only peer at the book behind a glass case in the British Library but now a facsimile's been made so people can leaf through all the beauty of the illuminated manuscript.
It's part of a major exhibition called Painted Labyrinth which is curated by Michelle Brown who joins Martha to tell her more.
The Lindisfarne Gospel exhibition is on at the British Library until 28 September 2003.

British Library: The Lindisfarne Gospels


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