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Codex Gigas: The ‘Devil’s Bible’ Is Largest And Most Mysterious Medieval Manuscript Ever Found

Codex-Gigas-Devil

There is a mysterious manuscript called Codex Gigas that is housed in the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm that has been nicknamed “the Devil’s Bible,” due to the legend surrounding the text’s creation. The manuscript is the largest medieval manuscript ever found, and is believed to have been created in the Benedictine monastery of…

‘Black Death’ Blu-ray Release Date Announced

The Middle Ages horror film starring Sean Bean (‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’) is bound for Blu-ray in May. In an early announcement to retailers, Magnolia has revealed ‘Black Death’ is coming to Blu-ray on May 10. Synopsis: The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the…

Black Death Movie Trailer

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Black Death movie poster

Black Death is available via streaming on XBox Live, Amazon, iTunes, Playstation and On-Demand. It will be released in US theaters on 11 March 2011. Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to…

The golden chalice of the great Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis

French 12th Century (cup Alexandrian 2nd/1st Century B.C.) French 12th Century (artist) Chalice of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis, 2nd/1st century B.C. (cup); 1137-1140 (mounting) sardonyx cup with heavily gilded silver mounting, adorned with filigrees set with stones, pearls, glass insets, and opaque white glass pearls overall (height): 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.) overall (diam….