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The Book Of Kells Dates Back To The 9th Century And Is An Exquisite And Lavishly Decoiated Copy Of The First Four Gospels In Latin.
The Book Of Kells - The Work of Angels explores how the greatest Irish Manuscript to survive from the middle ages came to be made on the edge of the then known world. From the intricacies of its minute details to the mastery of the overall design of the great illuminated pages, this film reveals in wonderfully lavish cinematography the glorious achievement of its artists, scribes and scholars.
This epic documentary ranges across Ireland, the Hebrides of Scotland and as far away as Coptic Egypt. It explores how the monks of the monastery of Ionafounded by St Columba, combined the influences of the east with Celtic and Pictish craft traditions in metal working and stone carving, to create a work which was so astonishing in its elaboration that for centuries The Book of kells was considered to have been the 'work of angels'.