Recently, one of the world's oldest and most complete bibles was reunited. A difficult feat considering the book is in 4 parts spread across 2 continents! How is this possible? Through modern technology, the Codex Sinaiticus was reunited virtually, an important milestone in the study of historic manuscripts. The original was written entirely on parchment during the 4th Century and revealed to the Western world in the 1850's by German Biblical Scholar Constantin Von Tischendorf, a 19th Century version of Indiana Jones. It was discovered at St.
Parchment was long ago replaced by paper as the preferred surface for writer and artist alike. During the Middle Ages, parchment was used for manuscripts and book production, but examples of pure, unaccompanied drawings are very rare. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City has gone a long way towards correcting this oversight with their new special exhibition: Pen And Parchment: Drawing In The Middle Ages.