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“Japanese know-how reveals Vatican’s treasures”
Source: Kana Inagaki, 2015, “Japanese know-how reveals Vatican’s treasures”,
Financial Times, 11th March, Used under licence from the Financial Times. All Right Reserved.
“Aprire le porte della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana”
Broadcast Schedule： Every Tuesday （From April 7, 2015 ）
The Vatican Library was established by Pope Nicholas V during the 15th century.
It is now one of the world's oldest libraries, with a collection of about 1.1 million books. Today, only researchers granted special permission are allowed access to them. Now, for the first time,
Japanese cameras have been allowed inside that unknown space.
The Vatican Library's holdings are not restricted to materials related to Christianity.
It also includes religious materials related to Islam, Judaism, and other subjects. Besides letters and books recording the history of the Vatican's interactions with the world outside its walls, the collection also includes prints and coins,
making it a treasure house of intellectual cultural heritage.
This program introduces many treasures from that collection, including some displayed to the public for the first time.