Quenching The Thirst For Knowledge - Ancient Libraries of Africa
In a world which is slowly approaching total literacy, it can be difficult to recall that reading and writing were once rare skills. Writing developed independently in several prehistoric places, helping to transform them into historic sites. From the first inscription on a cave wall to the development of the library lies a journey of untold inventions and their dissemination, writes Richard Jurgens and Yunus Momoniat for Africa in Fact.
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