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    Engraved Ivory cover of a Latin Evangelarium from the 9th century A.D.
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  • Researchers Can Use the Library, But Only the Pope Can Borrow a Book

    Illustration from a 5th-6th century A.D. manuscript of Virgil's works.
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  • Researchers Can Use the Library, But Only the Pope Can Borrow a Book

    15th century unidentified painted miniature.
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  • Researchers Can Use the Library, But Only the Pope Can Borrow a Book

    Illustration from a 15th century Bible know as the "Urbinate Bible"
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  • Researchers Can Use the Library, But Only the Pope Can Borrow a Book

    Illustration from a 15th century edition of Dante's Divine Comedy
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    Illustration by Sandro Botticelli of the circles in Dante's hell (1481)
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    Miniature illustration of the Crucifixion by Pintoricchio (ca 1456)
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  • Researchers Can Use the Library, But Only the Pope Can Borrow a Book

    The Salone Sistino, or main reading room in the Vatican Library
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  • Researchers Can Use the Library, But Only the Pope Can Borrow a Book

    Reading room for printed books, Vatican Library.
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    Aerial view of Vatican City with the library courtyard on the left.
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