The Search for the Lost Library of Ivan the Terrible

The Search for the Lost Library of Ivan the Terrible

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Featured image: Ivan the Terrible, portrait detail. Public Domain

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By Ḏḥwty

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rbflooringinstall's picture

Can you imagine the wealth of knowledge that library possibly contains?

Peace and Love,

Ricky.

Roberto Peron's picture

To find this library would be absolutely fascinating and can you imagine some of the knowledge that might be gained from the ancient texts?  Great article Dhwty!!

 

I can remember watching a program on this several months ago. I think it would be fascinating to find the library - though not for any secret arcane knowledge, but for the missing texts that there might be copies of, or the ability to compare and contrast copies of documents that the Russian scholars of the time were working on translating.

If there really were books from the Alexandria Library....wow that would be so awesome. I can really understand  someone  devotes all his time to this.

Its not like the search for el dorado or the seven golden cities. 

This is real. The books must be somewhere an maybe they contain not so much knowlege as we hope, but still...they must be somewhere.

Sunny Young

Fascinating article! But c'mon! Where did the secret door go!? Where did the secret door go!?

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