An ancient illustrated vesion of the Gospels, known as the Garmina Gospels, discovered in an Ethiopan monastary, have been saved by a British Charity. The Illustrated Gospels date c. 330-650; possibly to Garmina himself in the late 5th century. According to the Daily Mail UK:
Beautifully illustrated, the colours are still vivid and thanks to the Ethiopian Heritage Fund have been conserved.
The survival of the Gospels is incredible considering the country has been under Muslim invasion, Italian invasion and a fire in the 1930s destroyed the monastery’s church.
Kudos to the Anchoress.