Thursday, June 30, 2016

Library at al-Qarawiyyin University Reopens

The oldest library in the world just reopened at al-Qarawiyyin University after a three-year renovation project.  The university, located in Fez, Morocco, was found in 859 and it is considered to be the oldest continuously operating university.  The article, "The oldest library in the world just opened to the public," by Chris Weller at Tech Insider is accompanied by a number of photographs, including an early wooden diploma. 
Karen Eng authored an earlier article, "Restoring the world's oldest library," for IDEAS.TED.COM provides additional information on the library and the renovation project.