100 original Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives
enlighten 12 centuries of history
An unprecedented cultural and media event: 100 original documents, preserved for 400 years in the Popes’ Archive, will leave the confines of the Vatican City walls for the first time in history, and will be admired at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, from 1st March till 9th September 2012, for the exhibition Lux in arcana - The Vatican Secret Archives reveals itself. Conclaves, heresies, popes and emperors. Crusades, excommunications, ciphered letters. Manuscripts, codices, ancient parchments. A unique and once-in-a-lifetime event recounting history through its sources.