Lindisfarne Gospels in exhibition

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The 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels have gone on display in the north-east of England for three months.

The major Durham University exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see them outside the British Library in London.

An e-book version of the manuscript with "zoomable" digital pictures has been produced by the library.

Head of history and classics Dr Scot McKendrick said it "extends the reach and accessibility" of the Gospels and hoped it would be "very inspiring."

"It's one of the great frustrations of exhibiting books - we all know there is lots more wonder beyond that one opening that you see," he said....




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