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Brian Boru Harp now in Trinity College Dublin, does [The Brian Boru harp.] in fact not date from the time of Brian, but was made in 1220 for Donnchadh Cairbre O'Brien, King of Thomond, it had thirty metal strings. Throughout its history the harp was in the possession of of many people, some of whom were kings.

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18 of the most beautiful libraries in the world

Trinity College Library; Yes, it's Ireland, BUT LOOK AT ALL THOSE BOOKS!!! And there are 12 others just as amazing :)

Tomb of Shakespeare, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK Shakespeare's tomb lies in the chancel, a privileged position bestowed upon him when he became a lay rector in 1605. Alongside his grave are those of his widow Anne and other members of his family

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Reliquary of Thomas Becket. Copper and enamel, 13th century. Museo...

Reliquary of Thomas Becket. Copper and enamel, 13th century.

The Book of Kells (Circa 800) The decorated commencement of St. John's Gospel. The Book of Kells, sometimes known as the Book of Columba, contains a richly decorated copy of the Four Gospels in a Latin text based on the Vulgate edition (completed by St Jerome in 384 CE).