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Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible 
The Codex Gigas is the largest Medieval Manuscript in the world.  Bound  within a leather covered wooden folder, ornamented with metal, the giant  book is 92 cm (36.2in.) tall, 50 cm (19.7in.) wide and 22 cm (8.6in.) thick.  It originally contained 320 pages, however 8 were removed by  unknown hands for unknown reasons.  Weighing in at an incredible 165  pounds, the vellum (calf or donkey skin) pages were created out of  approximately 160 animals.
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    Image Courtesy of The Royal Library, National Library of Sweden

    Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible

    The Codex Gigas is the largest Medieval Manuscript in the world.  Bound within a leather covered wooden folder, ornamented with metal, the giant book is 92 cm (36.2in.) tall, 50 cm (19.7in.) wide and 22 cm (8.6in.) thick.  It originally contained 320 pages, however 8 were removed by unknown hands for unknown reasons.  Weighing in at an incredible 165 pounds, the vellum (calf or donkey skin) pages were created out of approximately 160 animals.

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