Capturing History Through the Written Word

In this digital age, we actually still are fans of owning physical books that we can open and read. Throughout history, the sharing of stories by writing them down has been an important part of preserving knowledge about the cultures that they represent. To some extent, everyone who has a web site and shares their stories is continuing in this same tradition, but obviously on a grander scale in this world where we are all connected electronically. One of the things that we find fascinating is when we come across an ancient text during our travels. Whether it is the Book of Kells in Ireland, papyrus hieroglyphs in Cairo, or just an ancient bible in a church, seeing the care given to these books and manuscripts is an important reminder of how much respect needs to be given to what has been written by our ancestors.

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Ancient Bible in a Church in Cairo
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Library at Trinity College in Dublin
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Writings and Books in the Sigmund Freud Museum
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Writing on Papyrus in the Cairo Museum
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Historic Books in a Church
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More Papyrus Writings
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People Enjoying the Trinity College Library
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Ancient Bible
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