These 20 Artifacts Are Shrouded In Secrecy – But They’re All Supposedly Stashed In The Vatican

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The Catholic Church will never show its entire hand – the religious organization is known for its secretiveness. Its hush extends to its Vatican City-based archives, which contain 53 miles of shelving and 35,000 volumes, which delineate their contents. Among this incredible stockpile are religious relics, as well as historical documents that highlight turning points in the timeline of mankind. Here are just 20 of the pieces rumored to be stashed in the Vatican.