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Old 18 December 2009, 04:22 AM
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Reading Book offers peek at artifacts in Vatican's 'secret' archives

The movie Angels & Demons portrays the Vatican Secret Archives as a high-tech marvel, with its holdings protected in a low-oxygen environment encased in bulletproof glass.

The reality is more old-fashioned: Storage areas are not even air-conditioned, and researchers still consult a handwritten card catalog.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religio...ves17_ST_N.htm
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Icon104 Vatican reveals Secret Archives

A 13th-century letter from Genghis Khanís grandson demanding homage from the pope is among a collection of documents from the Vaticanís Secret Archives that has been published for the first time.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-Archives.html
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For that matter, there's even a virtual tour on the Vatican web site.
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