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15 Beautiful Libraries From Around the World

Libraries are almost as ancient as the written word. The oldest-known library, the Library of Ashurbanipal, dates back to the 7th-century BCE. Belonging to an Assyrian king and housed in two buildings in his palace in Nineveh (located in present-day Iraq), the library contained some 30,000 cuneiform tablets, as well as diptychs and parchments, on ...


The Long Room in the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland.