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Latin scholar Helen Sumping(27) at work in the 1st floor library above the cloisters at Salisbury - built in 1445, and presented with 30 oak trees by Henry VI to build the shelves.<br />
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Latin scholar unearths ecclesiastical treasure's from the vault.<br />
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Salisbury cathedral has recruited a new latin expert to decipher its precious collection of historic manuscripts which have remained unexamined for decades.<br />
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Helen Sumping, 27, is working her way through thousands of documents that date back as far as 1136 at Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, to uncover the secrets of the famous landmark.<br />
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While some of the most important papers have had brief summaries written before, many of the documents have not been touched for centuries due to the difficulty of reading the handwritten script.<br />
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The entire archive has not been worked on since the 1930s and Helen is now delving into the past to catalogue papers up to 880 years old and make the collection more accessible to the public.