See the World's Oldest, and Most Expensive, Bibles [Photos]

In celebration of the miniseries "The Bible," Mark Burnett and Roma Downey hosted the opening gala of "The Bible Experience" exhibit.

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Producer Mark Burnett and producer and actress Roma Downey speak to guests at "The Bible Experience" opening night gala, a rare exhibit of biblical artifacts, in New York City on Tuesday, March 19 in New York.

History Channel's miniseries "The Bible" continues to draw impressive numbers of viewers to the network each Sunday night, but consider these numbers: $35 million, the cost of a copy of the Gutenberg Bible; and 1782, the year in which Congress officially authorized the Aitken Bible, the only one to have received such an honor.

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Previously at the Vatican, the Gutenberg and Aitken bibles are among the artifacts on display in New York City this week as part of "The Bible Experience," a gallery of rare biblical artifacts and photographs from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's Moroccan-based production of "The Bible."

Open to the public from March 20 to 27, "The Bible Experience" includes some of the most incredible selections from the Green Collection, which features 40,000 biblical pieces overall, and will be housed in a Washington, D.C., museum that will open in 2017 and cover an entire city block.

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"The Bible Experience" is on display at the Highline Building in New York City, and admission is free. Click through the following slideshow for a peek at some of the rare artifacts that are making their NYC debut.

 

"The Bible" airs Sundays at 8 PM on History, through March 31. The miniseries will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and DHD on April 2.

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