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Visit the National Museum of BH and see original manuscript of Sarajevo Haggadah
The National Museum of BH offers visitors opportunity to see the original manuscript of Sarajevo Haggadah, on Wednesday, 12th of April 2017. All you have to do is pay entrance fee: 6 KM adults, 3 KM children.
Visit us and see this unique illuminated codex that Museum houses since 1894.
Book was made in mediaeval Spain, in the former kingdom of Aragon, most likely in Barcelona, around 1350. It may have been a present for the wedding of members of two prominent families, Shoshan and Elazar, because their coats of arms – a shield with a rosette/rose (shoshan in Hebrew) and a wing (elazar in Hebrew) – are featured on the page showing the coat of arms of the city of Barcelona – and it represents priceless resource for studying the cultural history of a nation in century-long pursuit of homeland. The Sarajevo Haggadah is physical proof of the openness of a society in which fear of the Other has never been an incurable disease.