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Dec 18

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About The Ancient Chained Libraries

Hi TSH Juniors, 

Have you ever heard of a chained library?

A chained library is a library where the books are attached to their bookcase by a chain, which is sufficiently long to allow the books to be taken from their shelves and read, but not removed from the library itself. - wikipedia

The largest remaining chained library in the world is in Hereford cathedral, with about 1500 books; some printed and some handwritten. 

 Photo: amusing planet 

Photo: amusing planet 

Possibly the most beautiful book in the world is the Book of Kells, which was produced by monks in the 9th century, on the Hebridean Island of lona. When the Vikings invaded lona in the year 806, some of the monks escaped to Ireland, taking the manuscript with them. Work continued on the book, but sadly, in 1006, the book was stolen. 

However, the thieves were interested only in the gold and jewel encrusted cover, which they removed and buried the pages. 
Three months later the pages were recovered. 
The book was moved to Dublin in 1653, where it remains to this day.

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