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Marsh’s Library

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – defines the role of public library as ‘the local centre of information, making all kinds of knowledge and information readily available to its users’ (UNESCO Public Library Manifest) and encourages … Continue reading

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Discovery and deciphiering of the Crete inscriptions ‘Liner B’

The palace of Knossos in Crete was excavated by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in 1900. The excavation also ‘discovered a large number of clay tablets inscribed with mysterious symbols’ (Ager, 2013) and Evans ‘dubbed the inscriptions and the language … Continue reading

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22 November 1963: the deaths of J. F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley

On 22 November in 1963, the world lost three famous people in this same single day; needless to say, the most famous and important figure among these three was John F. Kennedy, the President of the United State; and other … Continue reading

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