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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 archaeologists who were ...

    dhwty - 03/12/2016 - 03:58

  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 administrative center when ... of Heidelberg. ( Public Domain ) Pergamum’s library was the center for all things cultural. The Greek writer Plutarch said ...

    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 ...

    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

    ... believed that they have unearthed the walls of a large Roman library. Workers have made an extraordinary discovery in the ... believed that they have unearthed the walls of a large Roman library.  The ruins are those of the oldest known public library in Germany. ...

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

  5. The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria

    ... this patronage that resulted in the creation of the great Library of Alexandria by Ptolemy. Over the centuries, the Library of Alexandria was one of the largest and most significant libraries in ...

    dhwty - 12/05/2014 - 12:42

  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 and Latin texts for ... Located in the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, the library was constructed circa 357-353 CE by the emperor Constantius II, as he ...

    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 imagine the kind of ... By Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897. Public Domain The Library of Ivan the Terrible is said to have been started by his grandfather, ... It is said that these included the larger part of the Library of Constantinople saved from the Turks when the city fell in 1453, as ...

    dhwty - 28/05/2018 - 20:08

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

    ... has served both the Church and scholars over the years. Its library has a particular draw because it is one of the oldest and most ... to establish his hermitage on that spot. The Celsus Library: 20,000 Scrolls Lost to History but Its Striking Architecture Remains ...

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

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

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

    ... Czech Republic, and is famous for its stunning Baroque-style library which houses more than 20,000 historically rare books and is adorned ... of the most notable buildings in the Clementinum are the library, astronomical tower, and the Mirror Chapel. Other interesting buildings ...

    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 ...

    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 the public's help ... spells? Well, if that’s the case, Chicago's Newberry Library is offering the right job for you as it is asking for the public's help ...

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

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

    ... 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 ...

    dhwty - 24/02/2018 - 22:56

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

    ... Villa of the Papyri, named as such due to the discovery of a library in the house that contained about 1800 scrolls of papyri (known today ... Herculaneum. ( Public Domain ) A Very Special Library Two years later, in October 1752, the villa’s library was ...

    dhwty - 06/12/2016 - 03:51

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

    ... and witchcraft books has been found recently in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. It belonged to Heinrich Himmler, a SS Nazi chief. The collection was forgotten in the library since at least the 1950s. According to the Daily Mail , the ...

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

  16. 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 pieces in the ... the River Nile in Egypt. They are known as the Nag Hammadi Library, texts or scriptures and thanks to them other major pieces in the ...

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

  17. 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 this 800 year old ... The sword, which is currently on display at the British Library as part of the Magna Carta exhibition, has a steel blade with a sharply ...

    aprilholloway - 09/08/2015 - 21:34

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

    ... Mogao. High Tang period ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Library Cave Discovery Whilst the Mogao Grottoes are said to have been ... away. Abbot Wang Yuanlu, discoverer of the hidden Library Cave. ( Public Domain ) Behind this secret door was a ...

    dhwty - 07/05/2016 - 14:46

  19. Three Babylonian Recipes From 1600 BC You Can Make At Home Today

    ... palace at Nineveh 7th century BC. ( Yale University Library ) The Challenges Of Recreating an Accurate Recipe Ancient ... the Old Babylonian Period, ca. 1750 BC. ( Yale University Library ) Take the word “Suhutinnu”, for example. It comes up in ...

    Mark Oliver - 12/08/2018 - 19:02

  20. Professors Find Original Greek Copy of Jesus’ Teachings to James

    ... that the 1,600 years old script is part of the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of 13 religious manuscripts originally written in Greek ... Smith, University of Texas, Austin) The Nag Hammadi Library The Nag Hammadi Library , a collection of 13 ancient books ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 02/12/2017 - 01:55

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