The great libraries and man­u­script store­hous­es of the ages.

Cluny Abbey, France. Found­ed AD 910, peaked in eleventh cen­tu­ry. Raid­ed by Hugenots in 1562, and final­ly burned and pil­laged dur­ing the Enlight­en­ment by a French mob in 1790. [wikipedia]

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