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British library buys the oldest book in Europe

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A library in the United Kingdom paid 14 million dollars for the St Cuthbert Gospel of the 7th century.

The said Gospel which is a handwritten copy of the Gospel of St John was rediscovered at in St Cuthbert’s coffin at Durham Cathedral in 1104, BBC reported.

The finding dates back to year 698 – it is the earliest surviving intact European book.

The book which is called one of the world’s most important previously belonged to the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus.

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