The Garima Gospels

04Nov2016 26Mar2017


From November 4 until March 26 the photo exhibition 'Holy Books. The Garima Gospels from Ethiopia' will be on view.

The Garima Gospels are ancient illuminated manuscripts containing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and a set of canon tables: the system designed by Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263–339) charting parallel passages in the gospels. Radiocarbon dating recently revealed that the manuscripts were written between the 4th and 7th century – a sensational discovery, as they were previously believed to be centuries younger. Moreover, the Garima Gospels are the earliest known example of a complete set of the four evangelists’ portraits.

Published by  Allard Pierson Museum