24. Codex Gigas
The Codex Gigas is the largest illustrated manuscript in the world, created in medieval times. In fact, it’s 36 inches tall and nearly 9 inches thick!
This manuscript is also known as the ‘Devil’s Bible’ owing to a full-size portrait of the devil on one of the pages. It is believed to have been written by a monk who was sentenced to death.
Popular lore tells us that the monk made a pact with the devil to save his life and the manuscript is a result of the pact.
But the manuscript itself is said to have been written over a span of thirty years, meaning that the monk spent most of his life dedicated to the script.