Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Vatican LIbrary closed until 2010
From the BBC: "One of the world's oldest public libraries, the Vatican Library, has closed for rebuilding. It is not expected to reopen before September 2010. The reading rooms were unusually full last week. Bespectacled university professors, graduate students from famous universities around the world, monks wearing brown and black habits, and Biblical researchers from more than 50 countries were sitting elbow-to-elbow at desks piled with documents and crowded with laptops and ancient manuscripts..."