The 7 Most Impressive Libraries From Throughout History
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Here is a link to a story about The 7 Most Impressive Libraries From Throughout History by Andy on June 4, 2009.
The library has played a key role in the dissemination of information and knowledge throughout history. Access to collections such as those housed in Alexander’s Great Library and the lesser Chetham’s Library was a catalyst for change and the technological advance of mankind long before the digital age when knowledge was truly democratised for the masses.
1. The Great Library & Mouseion: The First Universal Library (Alexandria, Egypt)
2. The Celsus Library: One of Antiquity’s Finest Libraries (Ephesus, Turkey)
3. The University of Sankore: An Ancient Seat of Muslim Learning (Sankore, Timbuktu)
4. The Bodleian: One of The Oldest Surviving European Libraries (Oxford, England)
5. Chetham’s Library: The UK’s Oldest Free Public Reference Library (Manchester, England)
6. Library of Congress: Jefferson’s Legacy (Washington D.C., United States)
7. The British Library: One of The World’s Most Extensive Collections (London, England)