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The oldest known dictionaries are cuneiform tablets from the Akkadian empire with bilingual word lists in Sumerian and Akkadian discovered in Ebla in modern Syria. The Urra=hubullu glossary, a major Babylonian glossary or encyclopedia from the second millennium BCE, preserved in the Louvre, is an outstanding example of his early form of wordlist.

Library hidden in a cave... a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as The Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from c. 500 to 1002 that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave in the early 11th century.

An Inuk girl with her husky puppy in the hood of her amatiuq circa 1920. Mothers would also carry their infants in the same manner. This little girl is playing mommy and baby with her puppy.

Instructions of Shuruppak dating back to 3,000 BC. This is one of the oldest known works of literature in human history. The Instructions contain precepts that reflect those later included in the Ten Commandments and other sayings that are reflected in the biblical Book of Proverbs. Translation here:

The Finest Surviving Coptic Bookbinding (Circa 650 – 750) MS M.569 of the Pierpont Morgan Library, considered the finest surviving Coptic bookbinding. A Coptic bookbinding removed from an illuminated manuscript on parchment of the Four Gospels (MS M. 569) attributed to the Monastery of Holy Mary Mother of God, Perkethoout near Hamuli, Faiyum, Egypt, and preserved in the Morgan Library and Museum, is considered "the finest surviving Coptic bookbinding." It is tooled goatskin .

Victorian syringe case for cocaine by Science Museum London. An interesting article on the Addictive History of Medicine is here, mentioning Holmes, of course.