Tag Archives: Libraries

May 7, 1697

On May 7, 1697, the royal castle in Stockholm, Sweden was destroyed by fire. Inside that castle’s large library resided the Codex Gigas, which was at that time and still is the world’s largest medieval illuminated manuscript. The Codex Gigas is also known as the “Devil’s Bible’. This hand written and hand illustrated book weighs … Continue reading

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April 24, 1800

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1800 the Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation. The third book purchased by the library was the ‘Necronomicon’ and it was subsequently transferred in 1943 to a secret vault that was designed by George Bergstrom and built by John McShain that is located many levels beneath … Continue reading

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