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Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:04
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If you're visiting Rome between March and September this year, ensure you visit the Capitoline museums for a not-to-be-missed exhibition.

Called "Lux in arcana - The Vatican Secret Archives reveals itself", the exhibition has on display one hundred original and historically significant documents from the Vatican archives spanning twelve centuries. These documents have never left the archives before, and include

* Galileo Galilei's heresy conviction

* Henry VIII's appeal to the Pope (signed by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and nearly 70% of the House of Lords) for the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon

* The dogma of the Immaculate Conception

* The Queen of Scotland's last letter to the Pope (professing her Catholic faith again) before she was executed in 1587 by her rival Queen Elizabeth of England

The Capitoline museums are located next to the Roman Forum. Closed Mondays.

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