The Devils Bible in Prague

12.10.07 13:12

Devil's BibleCodex gigas (The Giant Book), or The Devil's Bible, is available for visitors in Prague! The largest extant medieval manuscript in the world, created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery in Bohemia, now returned to Prague after more than 350 years.
The Codex Gigas attracted already at the time of its creation extraordinary attention, not only due to its size (920 x 505 mm) and a respectable weight of 75 kilograms, but numerous speculations were also raised by the depiction of the Devil, to which a legend about a monk who was sentenced to death refers.
You can visit the exhibition in National Library of the Czech Republic (Klementinum building in Prague) until 6 January 2008.



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