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  1. Ashurbanipal: The Oldest Surviving Royal Library in the World with Over 30,000 Clay Tablets

    The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal has sometimes been described as the ‘first library’ in the world, or the ‘oldest surviving royal library in the world’. The library was discovered by ...

    dhwty - 09/04/2019 - 01:29

  2. The Library of Pergamum: A Contender for the Greatest Library of the Ancient World

    ... Greek age. It was culturally rich, with an extensive library at its heart. The city gained renown as an ... University of Heidelberg. ( Public Domain ) Pergamum’s library was the center for all things cultural. The Greek ... libraries in the ancient world and was second only to the Library of Alexandria. Galen: A Famous Medical Researcher of ...

    Veronica Parkes - 24/02/2017 - 01:58

  3. The Celsus Library: 20,000 Scrolls Lost to History but Its Striking Architecture Remains

    ... and others stored in public libraries such as the Great Library of Alexandria. One such library that, whose impressive ruins still stand today, is the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey. The Library of Celsus ...

    Caleb Strom - 04/12/2016 - 00:48

  4. The Truth is in its Walls: Excavated Ruins in Germany Have Been Identified as a Roman Library

    ... that they have unearthed the walls of a large Roman library. Workers have made an extraordinary discovery in the ... that they have unearthed the walls of a large Roman library.  The ruins are those of the oldest known public library in Germany. It took some time for experts to identify ...

    Ed Whelan - 02/08/2018 - 18:52

  5. Who Destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria?

    The destruction of the great library of Alexandria has been lamented as one of the biggest ... at the time graced its shelves. No traces of the library have ever been found, but historic records speak of ... this patronage that resulted in the creation of the great Library of Alexandria by Ptolemy. Over the centuries, the ...

    dhwty - 02/06/2019 - 01:31

  6. From Papyrus to Parchment: The Imperial Library of Constantinople

    ... as the libraries of Pergamum and Alexandria, the Imperial Library of Constantinople preserved precious Ancient Greek ... Located in the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, the library was constructed circa 357-353 CE by the emperor ... the early text which had been written on papyrus. In the library’s scriptorium, he entrusted scribes with the ...

    Veronica Parkes - 26/12/2016 - 00:45

  7. The Search for the Lost Library of Ivan the Terrible

    The thought of a lost library is a tantalizing one, as one can speculate and ... Terrible.  By Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897. Public Domain The Library of Ivan the Terrible is said to have been started by ... It is said that these included the larger part of the Library of Constantinople saved from the Turks when the city ...

    dhwty - 28/05/2018 - 20:08

  8. The Abbey Library of St. Gall: One of the Oldest Working Libraries in the World

    ... served both the Church and scholars over the years. Its library has a particular draw because it is one of the oldest ... to establish his hermitage on that spot. The Celsus Library: 20,000 Scrolls Lost to History but Its Striking ... Remains Ashurbanipal: The Oldest Surviving Royal Library in the World with Over 30,000 Clay Tablets The Search ...

    dhwty - 17/02/2018 - 13:27

  9. Library of Congress Obtains Mesoamerican Map from the Dawn of the Americas

    The U.S. Library of Congress has recently announced that a unique, ... explorers is now part of its vast collection. The U.S. Library of Congress has recently announced that a unique, ... European explorers is now part of its vast collection. Library of Congress Obtains a Unique 16 th Century ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 23/11/2017 - 22:57

  10. A Feast for the Eyes and Ears: The World’s Most Beautiful and Majestic Library

    ... Republic, and is famous for its stunning Baroque-style library which houses more than 20,000 historically rare books ... of the most notable buildings in the Clementinum are the library, astronomical tower, and the Mirror Chapel. Other ... The most prominent are Baroque and Classical. The Library and Astronomical Tower One of the most impressive ...

    dhwty - 11/12/2016 - 00:40

  11. Does the Ancient Symbolism of the Los Angeles Public Library Hide a Luciferian Undertone?

    To most people the Los Angeles Public Library is a functional city building providing books and reference material to the public. Online, however, the library has come under attack by a growing army of misguided ... New Age writers To most people the Los Angeles Public Library is a functional city building providing books and ...

    ashley cowie - 01/08/2018 - 17:25

  12. Do You Have the Magic Touch? Chicago Library Appeals to Public for Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts

    ... spells? Well, if that’s the case, Chicago's Newberry Library is offering the right job for you as it is asking for ... spells? Well, if that’s the case, Chicago's Newberry Library is offering the right job for you as it is asking for ... in recent history. Harry Potter here we come! Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts The ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 17/09/2017 - 23:03

  13. From Tradition to Destruction: The Lost Libraries of Chinguetti

    ... being stored is not conducive to their preservation. The Library of Pergamum: A Contender for the Greatest Library of the Ancient World Ashurbanipal: The Oldest Surviving Royal Library in the World with Over 30,000 Clay Tablets A Feast ...

    dhwty - 24/02/2018 - 22:56

  14. The Only Library Ever Recovered from Antiquity: The 1800 Scrolls of Herculaneum

    ... of the Papyri, named as such due to the discovery of a library in the house that contained about 1800 scrolls of ... the Papyri Herculaneum. ( Public Domain ) A Very Special Library Two years later, in October 1752, the villa’s library was discovered, and with it, the first cache of ...

    dhwty - 06/12/2016 - 03:51

  15. The Mogao Grottoes in China, the Legendary Home to a Thousand Buddhas and a Hidden Library

    ... figure in Mogao. High Tang period ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Library Cave Discovery Whilst the Mogao Grottoes are said to ... cleared away. Abbot Wang Yuanlu, discoverer of the hidden Library Cave. ( Public Domain ) Behind this secret door was a ... documents within it, however, it is known today as the ‘Library Cave’. This hidden chamber, which has also been ...

    dhwty - 07/05/2016 - 14:46

  16. Medieval Book Tells Kids Don’t Pick Your Ears or Nostrils!

    A new British Library website presenting collections of books from the British Library, Seven Stories, Bodleian Libraries, and the V&A ... by Lewis Carroll and Jacqueline Wilson A new British Library website presenting collections of books from the ...

    ashley cowie - 24/02/2020 - 18:40

  17. Stash of Books from the Witch Library of Nazi Chief Himmler Found in Prague

    ... witchcraft books has been found recently in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. It belonged to ... a SS Nazi chief. The collection was forgotten in the library since at least the 1950s. According to the Daily Mail ... belonged to the central Norwegian Order of Freemasons library in Oslo, he summarized : “In all likelihood, many ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 21/03/2016 - 20:52

  18. Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told – Insights from the Ancient Nag Hammadi Library

    ... the River Nile in Egypt. They are known as the Nag Hammadi Library, texts or scriptures and thanks to them other major ... the River Nile in Egypt. They are known as the Nag Hammadi Library, texts or scriptures and thanks to them other major ... engraving, Paris 1888 (public domain) The Royal or Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt with its amazing collection of ...

    David Icke - 01/12/2017 - 22:49

  19. Last of the Kings of Egypt: The Ptolemaic Dynasty

    ... It is also during the reign of Ptolemy I that the Great Library of Alexandria was established. The Lost City of ... circa 300 BC. (Eubulides / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) The Great Library was established by Demetrius of Phaleron, a former ... by making his realm famous for intellectual learning. The library was envisioned as being not just an ordinary library, ...

    Caleb Strom - 24/09/2019 - 01:58

  20. Medieval Sword contains Cryptic Code. British Library appeals for help to crack it.

    ... and linguists have been unable to crack it. The British Library is now appealing to the public for help in solving ... The sword, which is currently on display at the British Library as part of the Magna Carta exhibition, has a steel ... members of the public who have written in to the British Library, have identified letter combinations that had meaning ...

    aprilholloway - 09/08/2015 - 21:34

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