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60 Rare Historical Photos That You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Uncategorized | January 16, 2019

The largest library in Ireland, Trinity College's library dates back to 1592 and houses 5 million items including journals, manuscripts, maps and music.

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Trinity College, in Dublin, has a hell of a lot of old books. No, I'm serious. The library is also the home to such niceties as the Brian Boru harp - which you might know as the symbol of Ireland. It also houses a copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. If that weren't enough. The Trinty Library also displays the Book of Kells. This 9th century creation is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin and it contains the four Gospels of the New Testament. Two of the four volumes of the Book of Kells are on public display at Trinty College. And no, you can't check them out with a library card.


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