The Gutenberg Bible “Doors”

Later this year, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC will open its doors-what the museum describes “as one of the great entrances in the world.”

Visitors will be welcomed by dramatic 40-foot tall, two-and-a-half ton bronze doors, depicting text from Genesis 1, from an early edition of a Gutenberg Bible.

Museum President Cary Summers says, “When you walk in, you’re really walking into the Bible!"

In the vestibule, an art piece will feature a glass panel displaying Psalm 19 from a papyrus leaf in the Museum Collections.

The Greek manuscript of the Psalms dates to the third or fourth century.

This more than 1500-year-old manuscript was discovered in the 1950s in Egypt, and part of this incredible manuscript will be on display inside the museum!

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