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‘Archaic Mark’: A Remarkable Manuscript Treasure or a Modern-Day Counterfeit?

‘Archaic Mark’: A Remarkable Manuscript Treasure or a Modern-Day Counterfeit?

‘Archaic Mark’: A Remarkable Manuscript Treasure or a Modern-Day Counterfeit?

Lecture by Margaret Mitchell

Given at the University of Chicago on November 7, 2012

The Library Society presents Divinity School Dean Margaret Mitchell explaining the remarkable story of “Archaic Mark,” one of the biblical manuscripts in the University of Chicago’s Goodspeed Manuscript Collection, and the team efforts required to determine once and for all whether this miniature codex is a valuable fourteenth-century manuscript of the Gospel According to Mark—or a clever modern counterfeit.

See also: Archaic Mark is a modern forgery, not a medieval manuscript

See also: More Images from the Archaic Mark


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