1. Lovely stamps from Czech Republic

    (top: front of the card; bottom: the reverse side with half the space full of stamps)

  2. Written in gold on a purple parchment, this privilegium was granted by Roman Empereror Otto I The Great in the 10th century

  3. The Vatican Secret Archives include a letter from Caliph Abu Hafs ëUmar al-Murtada to Pope Innocent IV, dated June 10, 1250 and sent from Marrakesh, Morrocco

    (Source: Daily Mail)

  4. The signature of Galileo Galilei is seen on a document displayed as part of the exhibition. A report on the Italian astronomer’s 1633 trial for asserting that Earth revolved around the Sun, is on show


  5. "The last thing one knows when writing a book is what to put first."
    — Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670