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World’s smallest bible goes on display in Jerusalem

World's smallest bible is being exhibited in Jerusalem.
World’s smallest bible is being exhibited in Jerusalem. Image by Savio Sebastian / CC BY 2.0

A bible the size of a pin-head is being exhibited at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum. The ‘Nano Bible,’ as it is called, is written in Hebrew, and consists of over 1.2 million tiny letters that were carved using an ion beam on a gold-plated silicon chip. It is the smallest in the world and is being displayed as part of the museum’s 50th anniversary events. Read more: bbc.co.uk