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Book of Kells

  • Type: Illuminated manuscript
  • Length: 340 folios

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
0800/00/00 Creation of the Book of Kells is thought to have begun by Christian monks on the Isle of Iona in Scotland. Inner Hebrides
0814/00/00 After being raided by Vikings, Christian monks take refuge at the monastery at Kells, County Meath, where the Book of Kells will stay for centuries. Kells Round Tower Kells, Co Meath
1661/00/00 After Cromwell's armies raid Irish religious institutions, the Book of Kells is sent to Trinity College in Dublin. Trinity College, Dublin Dublin
1995/00/00 Charles, Prince of Wales Guest Prince Charles views the Book of Kells. Long Room, Trinity College Library Dublin
2011/00/00 The Book of Kells at the Trinity College Library is registered with UNESCO's Memory of the World project.

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Particulars for Book of Kells:
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Cultural Affiliation Christian a person who believe in the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth, Christ
Narrative Arts Codex an ancient manuscript text in book form typically not made with sheets of paper, but vellum, papyrus or other materials
Religion Gospel the record of Jesus' life and teaching in the first four books of the New Testament
Art Type Illuminated manuscript
Era Medieval Europe period from collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance
Area of Significance Religion
Religion, Cultural Affiliation Roman Catholic Church

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