The History of Leith

April 17, 2012

Europe’s oldest book: Ancient Lindisfarne gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in a saint’s coffin for centuries

The earliest surviving intact European book, which lay buried in a saint’s coffin for hundreds of years, has been bought by the British Library for £9million. The seventh century St Cuthbert Gospel is on show at the library in King’s Cross, north London. It was purchased and saved for the nation after a multimillion-pound fundraising effort. for more click here

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