Ever in search of economical accommodation in Italy, we opted in the Tuscan hilltown of Volterra for the Seminario Vescovile di Sant'Andrea.
We were given a rather Spartan but picturesque room with a window on the garden. Upon opening the bedside drawer we found a "treasure" of autographs from previous tenants...
But that was just a foretaste, because I soon opened a wardrobe to find a trove of ancient manuscripts.
We discovered as we pored through them that they were the bookkeeping records and related correspondence of the monks, dating back to the 18th century.
Not quite equivalent to stumbling on, say, The Voynich Manuscript, but exciting nonetheless.
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