This is the website job that I would’ve sold vital organs to have worked on! The British Library now has a virtual tour of the Lindisfarne Gospels. With the wonder of shockwave, you can turn the pages of the 1000 year old illuminated manuscript by clicking and dragging (if you don’t turn the page far enough – it falls back).
The quality of the scanning is amazing, and the level of detail you can see with the magnify option is breathtaking. I won’t go on about how this was such an important work – go see for yourself!
- Posted: 28 May 2003
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