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Illuminated manuscripts

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  • 1. Illuminated Manuscripts: Book of KellsBook of Durrow
    By: KhariPressley
  • 2. Illuminated Manuscripts
    Text with elaborate illustrations
    Usually decorated with gold and silver
    Earliest manuscripts date back to 400 AD
    Earliest copies are found in Ireland, Italy, and Constantinople
    Written by scribes and monks
    Very expensive to make
  • 3. Irish Illuminated Manuscripts
    Book of Durrow
    Ussher Gospels
    Book of Kells
    Book of Dimma
    Book of Mulling
  • 4. Book of Kells
    Written in Latin
    Most famous of all Irish illuminated manuscripts
    Considered most beautiful
    Contains the four Gospels
    Written around 800 AD
    Written in the Abbey of Kells
  • 5. Book of Durrow
    Possibly the oldest illuminated manuscript from Ireland
    Contains the Four Gospels
    Written around 650 AD
    Written in the Abbey of Durrow
  • 6. Photos
    Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/summoning_ifrit/3826489513/
  • 7. Image Source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanlady/3611125056/  
  • 8. Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/designfacts/4407408375/ 

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