The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has announced its plan to unfold a facsimile of what is believed to the world’s longest illustrated Bible along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.
The Museum of the Bible said it will be the first to completely unveil the Wiedmann Bible in the U.S. on June 1.
The Wiedmann Bible, completed in 2000, features a continuous illustrative narrative of the Old and New Testament in 3,333 images throughout 19 leporellos (accordion-style books).
It was created by German artist Willy Wiedmann, known for his gallery in Stuttgart, over the span of 16 years. Unfolded, the work of art is believed to be nearly one mile lon
June’s complete unveiling will require at least 1,000 volunteers, the museum estimates.
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