Thursday, July 27, 2006

Psalter found in Irish Peat Bog

Yesterday's New York Times contained the fascinating story of a 1,200 year old copy of the Book of Psalms found buried in an Irish bog. The find, some twenty pages in Latin has been hailed as the Irish equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls (well, some Irish exaggeration there, perhaps!). The Psalter was found opened at Psalm 83. See here. It reveals the extent of Christinaity in Ireland before the famous Book of Kells (c. 1000 AD). It will eventually go on display in the Irish Museum in Dublin.

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