The ‘Lindisfarne Gospels’ at Durham

Posted May 28, 2013 by Alexander Baron
The ‘Lindisfarne Gospels’ is one of the most important historical books in the world. It will be on show at Durham from next month until the end of September.
John the Evangelist from the  Lindisfarne Gospels .
John the Evangelist from the "Lindisfarne Gospels".
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The Lindisfarne Gospels is held by the British Library, which also holds the world's oldest printed book, the Diamond Sūtra. This illuminated manuscript is even older, and can be dated fairly precisely to the early 8th Century. It is believed to be the work of the monk Eadfrith of Lindisfarne who died in 722AD.
Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, is located about 80 miles north of Durham off the coast of Northumberland.
You can read all about the Lindisfarne Gospels on its dedicated website, where you can also book tickets, but this is not simply about viewing a book you can view for free on-line, this is a unique cultural exhibition and festival which will include an opera.