Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Closing


The Holy See is closing the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) till 2010. It is not a conspiracy, though I am sure the media will spin something from it.
Air conditioning and dust protection will be installed and fire exits will be improved.

During the closure, scholars will still be able to obtain digital copies of ancient manuscripts in the Vatican library that they can study at home.

But the reading room, which is used by about 100 scholars a day, will be occupied during rebuilding by the Vatican’s book restorers, who have to look after more than one million printed volumes and 75,000 priceless manuscripts.

Reat article from BBC. Hat tip to Dr. Scott Johnson.

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