An ancient piece of papyrus, thought to be the first ever found to refer to the Last Supper, has been found by a researcher looking through the vaults of a library at the University of Manchester. On one side, it has a combination of biblical passages from the books of Psalms
Researchers at the Sacred and Imperial Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount of Sinai are working to digitize the library's collection of ancient manuscripts, hoping to reveal lost texts in the process. The image he has paused to appreciate is one of a steady stream coming from the room next door, where
German book conservation experts are assisting Thai librarians and monks after flooding in the country damaged historic books in many of their libraries. 'When the books don't dry flat, wet them again, and flatten them out,' Moczarski says through her mask, and shocks her listeners by pouring water over an old
Better known for burning books than collecting them, Adolf Hitler had quite the library, owning an estimated 16,000 books. He ranked Don Quixote, along with Robinson Crusoe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Gulliver’s Travels, among the great works of world literature. “Each of them is a grandiose idea unto itself,” he said.
The News in Print blog has compiled a list of the seven most impressive libraries from through history. Another early library was the Celsus Library in Ephesus, built in 110 A.D. by the Council Gaius Julius Aquila. The library became one of the largest collections of antiquity, storing an estimated 12,000