The Most Exquisite Book of its Time

A book of singular beauty, hidden away for 600 years, in 8K

Lost to time for centuries, and now hidden away in the vaults of a chateau, lies one of the most exceptional manuscripts ever created. NHK's 8K cameras bring alive the pages of The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry, a private "Book of Hours" or prayer book commissioned by John, Duke of Berry, brother to King Charles V of France. Its pages of fine vellum are illuminated with vibrant, incredibly detailed miniatures, amply embellished in gold and lapis lazuli. Artistically groundbreaking for its era, the 15th century manuscript offers a unique window through time with its natural depictions of both noble and peasant life over the 12 months of the year.