Ever seen a book the size of a ladybug?

The book, measuring 0.138 inches square and 0.04 inches thick, is one of more than 4,000 miniature books in the collection at the University of Iowa library.

The librarians put this book under a microscope and discovered that the text inside was the first chapter of the King James version of Genesis.

Read more in Rebecca J. Rosen’s article in theĀ Atlantic.

Images by Colleen Theisen

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