Flood Damaged Czech Bible Being Restored
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-06-01 00:00
News Telegraph: British experts have saved a priceless Czech Bible damaged during last year's floods using vacuums and freezers. A 500-year-old Czech Bible, considered one of the most important artifacts of central European Christianity, has been restored after being water-damaged in last year's flooding. The Bible, along with other damaged books, was quickly frozen to prevent rotting and then treated with special vacuum machines to draw out the moisture. The technique was developed in Britian, which loaned its expertise for the project. The Bible, printed in 1488, is the first printed version of the scriptures in the Czech language and one of the first in any Slavic tongue. The team hopes to have the restoration project completed by fall.