Behind the scenes, anecdotes and insights about the Vatican Secret Archives.
Golden seals in the Vatican Secret Archives
The calendar reform
Two pattern-books among political dispatches and diplomatic documents
The documents purloined by Napoleon Bonaparte
The papal matrix of
What are seals made of?
The “heaviest” Archive item
The restoration of ink-related damage on paper
The keys for the coffer: the Schedario Garampi
Words that leave a mark: inks
What are seals?
The most ancient solemn papal document: the privilege
The importance of registers
of papal letters
The Tower of Winds
The Italic Hour
«Precious» drawings from the Borghese household
Regesta into the mud
An unusual find