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Magna Carta restored for 800th anniversary

A ballot has opened for the chance to see the four remaining copies of the original Magna Carta displayed together for the first time.

Just 1,215 members of the public will attend the event on 3 February next year at London's British Library to mark the document's 800th anniversary.

Using techniques pioneered by scientists exploring space, one of the damaged manuscripts is being restored.

The four original Magna Carta manuscripts will be part of major anniversary exhibitions.

Tim Muffett reports.

  • 07 Oct 2014
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