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Friday, June 12, 2015

New Technique: Analysis of Animal Skins Used in Parchment

Secrets of Ancient Book Are Revealed

Mark Foster | June 11, 2015

A revolutionary new technique is helping shed fresh light on the history of a 1,000-year-old manuscript.
The York Gospels, which was made in Canterbury, is on display in the undercroft of York Minster and is thought to have first been brought to the city in 1020AD.

ANCIENT: The York Gospels - first brought to the city in 1020AD.

Now it is being analysed using a new biomolecular technique to explain how the book was originally put together.

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