The door to the Vatican's Secret Archives opens

2020년 7월 21일

This documentary examines the history of libraries finding new roles in a changing era, covering nine libraries in six countries: the Vatican, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, China, and Korea.


Part 1 is the Vatican Library.


The Vatican Library is a place where only scholars who have gone through rigorous procedures can set foot. After twists and turns, the production team covered the Vatican Library, the secret library, the data restoration room, and the photo studio for the first time in a domestic broadcast.


The production team met with the rare books of the Vatican Library, from the world's oldest Bible to the history books discovered by the Vatican librarian who surprised the world.


In addition, at the site of the excavation of related history conducted by the Vatican Library to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and the Pope, a list of believers baptized in Seoul 130 years ago and a letter from King Gojong were discovered.


The Vatican Library is restoring and digitizing materials with the world's best technology and manpower. People at the Vatican Library, which publishes most of the rare materials online in order to share their lives with the world, say they feel respect and joy for materials that are hundreds of years old.


In the broadcast, you can hear their secret stories.