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"The Vatican's magnificent Apostolic Library will be reopened to researchers next week following a three-year, nine million euro (£7.5 million) renovation.
The pain-staking work included the installation of climate-controlled rooms to protect ancient manuscripts in the famous collection, as well as state-of-the-art security measures to prevent any of the items being lost or stolen .
The library, started by Pope Nicholas V in the 1450s, houses one of the world's best collections of illuminated manuscripts. It also includes the oldest known complete Bible, dating from about 325, and believed to have been one of the 50 bibles commissioned by Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Roman leader."MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE writing for the Daily Main (Based in the United Kingdom; Independent of the British State; Secular/General Interests Coverage)14 / 09 | September / 2010: "Stunning Vatican library, home of the world's oldest complete Bible, reopening after three years and £7.5m restoration"