At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from 160 calf skins, the Codex Gigas is the world’s largest medieval manuscript. Filled with exorcism spells and a large image of Satan himself, according to legend, the Bible sprang from a doomed monk’s pact with the devil. Now, Nat Geo follows a team of scientists as they embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the book’s darkened pages and mysterious authorship. Using ultra-violet fluorescence imaging, handwriting analysis and a re-creation of the text, forensic document experts attempt to uncover the cryptic truth behind this ancient Devil’s Bible.
Episode Length: 00:45:00