Codex Gigas

Codex Gigas

Codex Gigas, the largest manuscript in the world was the work of a single scribe. According to legend, he added devil’s picture out of gratitude for his aid. It is estimated it would have taken twenty years of non-stop writing to produce the work without the illustrations or embellishments. It was created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia.

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