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World Digital Library

World Digital Library

This web site allows visitors to browse through a myriad of artifacts spanning the history of civilization.  The site, four years in the making, brings together historical manuscripts along with secondary literature describing them-translated into seven different languages. The library includes scanned documents from 27 libraries in 19 countries. 

The WDL home page contains a world map and a timeline. The content is organized by geographic region on the map. Each region is associated with a group of countries. Each region includes content-rare books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, sound recordings, films-about the countries in that region.


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