With the vast availability of Ebooks and audiobooks, reading from a physical book is becoming more and more uncommon. New technology has allowed us to have access to millions of books at our fingertips.
But, there is still something special about stepping foot inside of a library — a place that has helped mold some of our world’s greatest minds.
Did you know the world’s oldest operating library was founded in the 6th century?
The Library at Saint Catherine’s Monastery, located in Egypt, holds a collection of early scrolls and manuscripts that are centuries old. And, there are many other libraries that hold priceless books that are an integral part of world history.
Oldest recently published a guide to the most amazing public libraries that are invaluable to world history, which house millions of items in their collections.
From the Middle East to western Europe, check out more about the historic libraries that share stories from our world’s past in the infographic below!