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World Digital Library available online

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PARIS, FRANCE -- National libraries and the UN Education Agency put some of humanity's earliest written works online Tuesday.  The collections include things from ancient Chinese oracle bones to the first European map of the new world.  

US Librarian of Congress James Billington said the world digital library isn't intended to compete with Google or Wikipedia but to pique interest that will encourage people to do further research on a period in history.

The website can be viewed in seven languages, allowing readers from around the world to experience the ancient works.  The site is aimed at researchers, students and educators.

To visit the site, click here.

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