10 minutes for Devil's Bible

Codex Gigas alias Devil's Bible in Prague Devil’s Bible, the largest illuminated manuscript written in 13th century, is finally displayed in Klementinum. The National library allows maximally 60 people/hour to the display room, and the time for admiring is set at 10 minutes at maximum. It is set as a reaction for large interest that the public takes. Until today, 1500 September tickets were sold, but for those who want to see it in October, the reservation starts on this Monday 24th.

And why is there such a public concern about this Bible?

  • Because it took two prime minister’s political activity to bring it here
  • Because it comes back after 400 years, because it is the biggest and heaviest Bible in the world
  • Because it took 20 years to write it
  • And, of course, because it contains the picture of devil, which is unique in the world of Bibles.

Codex gigas is possible to see in Klementinum, everyday except Monday, since 10 am until 7 pm, the exhibition ends on 6th January 2008. Ticket reservation is possible on the webpage www.nkp.cz

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