Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Vatican Library

The Vatican Library is the library of the Holy See, currently located in Vatican City. It is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one of the most significant collections of historical texts. Formally established in 1475, though in fact much older, it has 75,000 codices from throughout history.

From July 2007, the library had been temporarily closed to the public for rebuilding, and reopened in September 2010.

No one is allowed to borrow from the Vatican Library, except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man.

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Catherine said...

Wow Amazing. I must go visit one day. Thanks for posting.

Earnie said...

Probably the greatest library in the world.

Jose de Sousa said...

Unbelievable. Never seen anything like this. A collection of ancient books and manuscripts dating to hundreds of years to the time of Christ. With the care and protection of these ancient documents we would not know the true history and heritage of Christianity. This library is the single largest depository of Christian historical texts in the world. Praise God.

Ght said...

This is a great heritage of the Catholic Church.

Pastor Jim Kersie said...

Very beautiful. A treasure house of the christian faith.

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