World Digital Library

The World Digital Library is a database created and operated by UNESCO and the US Library of Congress. It currently has more than 11,000 items from 193 countries, from as far back as 1200 B.C. These items include books, maps, musical scores, recordings, drawings, photographs and more.

You can search the library:

And you can browse (explore):

You can follow them on Twitter to keep up with new items being added to the library.

Here’s just one example: a Japanese fairy tale translated into English in 1885:“The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom”.


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