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3rd Century: Oldest Complete Codices

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

In the 3rd century, fragments of codices exist from 2nd c, but earliest extant complete codices date from 3rd c. 56 more words


mexico city

Also known as the Aztec Calendar, sometimes confused with the Mayan Calendar, La Piedra del Sol sits within the walls of the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. 33 more words


2nd Century - Nag Hammadi

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Paper and Writing

100 – 199 CE (2nd century) — Nag Hammadi codices written on papyrus – Gnostic treatises written in Coptic, probably translated from Greek


The Final Bit On Books

From my post Even More on the History of Books, we know that after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the illuminated manuscript was being developed in monasteries of Europe, and that the codices that were produced were usually copies of older books, either Christian texts, mainly the  475 more words

Art And Literature

Summer posts: Visigothic script animals! #medieval_illumination @STORIFY

It is time for say hi to all of those who are enjoying summer holidays and amuse their eyes with beautiful Visigothic related stuff while looking at the nature/busy city/comfortable couch around. 178 more words


Summer posts: Visigothic script initials #medieval_illumination @storify

Over the past few days I have tried to complete an alphabet with examples of the initials used in manuscripts in Visigothic script, shared on… 124 more words


Summer posts: Recipe for a good Beatus #medievalbestsellerDONE @storify

A long long time ago, that is, last winter when I just arrived in Toronto – Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, in my constant search for… 191 more words