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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. Evidence of Fresco Painting Uncovered at Library House in Pompeii

    ... uncovered evidence that work was being carried out at the Library House, or Casa della Biblioteca, when Mount ... uncovered evidence that work was being carried out at the Library House, or Casa della Biblioteca , when Mount Vesuvius ... as in the 18th century and then again in the 1970s, this Library House in Pompeii was given its name after one of its ...

    Sahir - 14/12/2021 - 22:40

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Was Heinrich Himmler’s 'Nazi Witch Library' Discovered in a Czech Library?

    ... had been discovered in a depot belonging to the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. The premise was that the Prague library witchcraft collection had been compiled at the behest ... claimed that these had been found recently in the Prague library collection. ( Public Domain) Theories About Heinrich ...

    ancient-origins - 29/01/2021 - 23:04

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. The Bodleian Book Coffer: A Kindle Of The Middle Ages

    ... the centerpiece of an exhibition at the Bodleian’ Weston Library, Thinking Inside the Box , which ran from the 19 th ... its predecessor, is about as old as its book coffer. The library is named after Sir Thomas Bodley, who lived between ... I . Although Bodley made great contributions to the library, it would be more appropriate to see him as its ...

    dhwty - 29/01/2021 - 01:05

  18. Miniature Bible the Size of a Coin Found in UK Library Storage

    A miniature Bible surfaced in the vast Leeds library during lockdown. The tiny holy book includes both old ... in 2021 during Covid-19 lockdowns at the Leeds Central Library, located in the largest city in the county of West ... special collections senior librarian at the Leeds Central Library, said nobody is sure where the book came from: ...

    ashley cowie - 08/05/2022 - 18:58

  19. 20 Bizarre, Crude and Downright Weird Sketches in Medieval Manuscripts

    ... creatures. Add MS 10294/1 f.1dr | Source:  The British Library . A nude man with his finger in his behind distracts ... rabbit  in the Smithfield Decretals, c. 1300, British Library, London, UK. Detail. (British Library/  CC BY 4.0 ) Killer Rabbits Terrorized the Pages of ...

    Joanna Gillan - 08/09/2022 - 22:53

  20. Stolen Nostradamus Manuscript Returned to Library in Rome!

    ... de Nostredame, has been recovered and returned to the library from which it was stolen 15 years ago. A pilfered ... de Nostredame, has been recovered and returned to the library from which it was stolen 15 years ago. It was back in ... librarians at the Barnabiti Historical Research Center Library in Rome first noticed that their Latin-language copy ...

    Nathan Falde - 10/05/2022 - 14:47

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