Vatican Exhibit Main Hall

Welcome to the Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit. You are in the Main Hall.

From here you can go to several rooms.

If you know what object you are looking for you can use either the Object Index which is indexed by catalog number, or the Overview of Object and Topics which follows the outline of the exhibit.

More information can be found in

The EXPO Book Store can give you more information about the beautiful catalog.

There is a free EXPO Shuttle Bus waiting outside. It is very comfortable and quickly takes you to other exciting EXPO exhibits. It also makes a routine stop at the EXPO Ticket Office.

Next to the entrance door, there is the EXPO Bulletin Board, with all kinds of notes from various visitors. Among other things, it contains up to date info from the EXPO organization.

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wishes to thank Frans van Hoesel ( who created the hypermedia interface for this exhibit and Marc Andreessen ( for the corrections he made to this exhibit. John Ockerbloom ( kindly donated a few pages of hypertext.

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Hypermedia created by Frans van Hoesel,