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7 Amazing Libraries of the Ancient World

Some of these structures are still standing, while others are lost to time.

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  • Saint Catherine's Monastery on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal

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  • Tablets from the Library of Ashurbanipal, now housed in the British Museum.

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The Library of Alexandria

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  • Ruins of the Serapeum of Alexandria, where the Library of Alexandria moved part of its collection after running out of storage space.

The Library of Pergamum

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  • The acropolis of Pergamum, which once housed the library.

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The Villa of the Papyri

The Bibliotheca Ulpia

Saint Catherine's Monastery

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  • Saint Catherine's Monastery.

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The House of Wisdom