Codex Amiatinus Bible
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Codex Amiatinus Bible returns to its home in Jarrow

The only full-sized replica in the world of a Bible created more than 1,000 years ago is returning to its home in South Tyneside.

Written in the monastic scriptorium in the 7th Century, the Codex Amiatinus was one of three single volume bibles made at Wearmouth-Jarrow.

Made by monks under the direction of Abbot Ceolfrith, they started the project in 692 AD.

Now, the book is returning to its home on display at Bede's World in Jarrow until September.

  • 15 May 2014
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