Ancient Sienese books at the City Archives

Visiting the City Archives of Siena to see highlights of their collection, including ancient books and scrolls.  The space itself makes palpable the volume and weight of the city’s history and the burden of trying to conserve it.   The archive staff was able to share with us a glimpse of the distinctive marks created by the individual scribes to certify their work, and discussing the various materials used to create these historic pieces.

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