The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis

Documentary heritage submitted by Italy and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Mons. Antonio De Simone, Arcidiocesi di Rossano -Cariati
The choice between Jesus and Barabbas.

A Greek uncial manuscript dating V-VI century containing the gospels of Matthew and Mark. It is known worldwide for its peculiar reddish color of its pages, written in silver and gold inks and has a series of 14 illuminations, illustrating the life and teaching of Christ. The superb miniatures make it one of the oldest illuminated manuscripts of the new testament.

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription: 2015
  • Country: Italy
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