5/12/2011 3:50 PM
Ireland’s most famous national treasure is an illuminated manuscript, known as the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells was most likely created by Celtic scribes and monks, who filled the pages with ornately designed script and sacred images, on the Isle of Iona around 800AD. This island, located between Scotland and Ireland, was raided by the Vikings and the monks of the island were forced inland for security. The monks took their treasured book, which contains the four Gospels from the New Testament written in Latin, with them to the Abbey of Kells. There, the book stayed from the 9th century until...
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