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Image of an ancient illuminated manuscript

Awe-Inspiring Italian Libraries

Need to get away and go on a mini vacation, even for just five minutes? Reading this story from The New York Times about manuscripts in Italian libraries will transport you to a place of art and beauty. I have been fortunate to travel to Italy, and have seen many of the sights like the David and the Sistine Chapel. However, I wasn’t able to see my other great love, medieval manuscripts.

Historic looking books

Secret Libraries Around the World

For either religious or political reasons, or in times of conflict, people of past centuries have felt the need to protect hundreds of texts by stashing them away.