ATG Quirkies: The Mystery of How Parchment Was Made Is Finally Solved

You probably didn’t know it but in the 13th century “more than 20,000 copies of pocket Bibles were produced by medieval scribes.” In their work, these dedicated monks used a mysterious, “tissue-thin parchment” that has been the subject of a lot of speculation as to its source and how it was created.  Well according to this post in DNews the medieval parchment mystery has been solved.

But of course we’re not going to make it easy and just tell you.  You need to check out the article to learn the secret of this “ultra-fine, almost translucent parchment.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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