"Devil's Bible" goes home to Prague

After 359 years in Stockholm, the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible, has been returned to the Czech National Library in Prague for an exhibition. The book was supposedly written 800 years ago with the help of the devil.

The manuscript is believed to have been written by a monk from the Benedictine monastery in Podlazice, 100 kilometers east of Prague. It was taken by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War in 1648 and is now on loan to the Czech National Library until January 6, 2008, after which it will return to Sweden.