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]

First published on February 27th, 2009 at 1:43 pm (EST) and last modified on February 27th, 2009 at 1:45 pm (EST).