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Lindisfarne Gospels - Saved from the Vikings

Lindisfarne Gospels Saved from the Vikings

The Lindisfarne Gospels, a foot-high book with exquisitely painted details, was originally saved from Viking plunder by a group of monks who fled the invading Norsemen.  Following a shipwreck, in the Irish Sea, the book washed ashore and was saved - again.

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Media Credits

Photo online, courtesy British Library.

 

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