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British Library raising funds for Cuthbert Gospel

The British Library is raising funds to buy the Cuthbert Gospel, a book containing the Gospel of John which dates back to the 7th century, for $14.5 million.

The book comes from the time of St. Cuthbert, who died in 687, and it was discovered inside his coffin at Durham Cathedral when it was reopened in 1104.

“The St. Cuthbert Gospel is an almost miraculous survival from the Anglo-Saxon period, a beautifully preserved window into a rich, sophisticated culture that flourished some four centuries before the Norman Conquest,” said the library’s chief executive, Lynne Brindley.

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