Does anyone know whether the Book of Kells WILL be in the Old Library and on display this summer? Or is it going to be traveling around? I'm heading to Ireland in July and then again the following January, and I'd like not to miss it.
>>> Francine Nicholson <[log in to unmask]> 04/18/00 11:54AM >>>
> From: Martin Burns [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> as there's 99% chance that the majority was created on Iona. And 0% chance
> of it going there. I suppose it was removed to Kells for safekeeping (from
> the Vikings) along with Columba's bones.
The entire community of Iona, along with their valuables, moved to
Kells after the Vikings began attacking Iona.
> As Glasgow museums have safely exhibited the Dead Sea Scrolls in the
> last few years, I think Kells will be safe.
Different materials, different technology.