Since the beginning of civilisation, people have been drawn to places of learning. And in ancient times, no place embodied that more than the library.
You may have heard about the Great Library of Alexandria, but this famous information hub was by no means the only one. Throughout history, great libraries have come and gone, but though most of them are now mere shadows of the grand places they used to be, or have been lost to us completely, they should not be forgotten. These important places provided a space for scholars to push human knowledge forward, and our world is a reflection of this continued effort.
In the little list below, I take a look at five of the most extraordinary libraries of the ancient world. Continue reading