Memory of the World

Italy - The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis

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.

Photos: © Mons. Antonio De Simone, Arcidiocesi di Rossano -Cariati

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