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Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show in Jerusalem


A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The so-called Nano Bible is the smallest version in the world.

It consists of over 1.2 million letters carved on a gold-plated silicon chip by engineers using an ion beam.

The “book” is being exhibited as part of events marking the Museum’s 50th anniversary.

The hi-tech creation is being housed in the museum’s Shrine of the Book, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls – the oldest copies of Biblical texts ever found.

Dr Adolfo Roitman, curator at the Shrine of the Book, spoke to BBC News about how the microscopic Bible was created.


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