25 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Codex Gigas

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.

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