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Forces loyal to Libya's Haftar 'burn books'

Luther Burns the Papal Bull in the Square of Wittenberg Year 1520.

Luther Burns the Papal Bull in the Square of Wittenberg Year

Anti-Ukrainian book burning in Crimea in 2010

Anti-Ukrainian book burning in Crimea in 2010

Caliph Omar/Umar lets the library of Alexandria burn, 642 AD (German: Der Kalif Omar lasst die Bibliothek zu Alexandria verbrennen). Omar/Umar (579-644 AD) - Caliph (634- 644) . Liebig card, Episodes from the Caliphate, 1897.

Caliph Omar/Umar lets the library of Alexandria burn, 642 AD (German: Der Kalif Omar lasst die Bibliothek zu Alexandria verbrennen). Liebig card, Episodes from the Caliphate,

Reporters and school workers inspect the damage at the United Talmud Torah elementary school in Montreal on April 5, 2004, after the school's library was firebombed overnight.

Reporters and school workers inspect the damage at the United Talmud Torah elementary school in Montreal on April after the school's library was firebombed overnight.

A Palestinian man collects copies of the Quran, Islam's holy book, in the rubble of Omar Ibn Abd al-Aziz mosque destroyed in an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun on August 25, 2014. At least 2126 Palestinians have been killed, more than 10,860 others injured and 100 mosques have been damaged in relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since hostilities began on July 7.

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Bayt al-Hikma, burnt out interior, May 2003

The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and Elsewhere

The ruined library of the Catholic University, August 1914

historicaltimes: In German soldiers burned down the university library of Louvain, as a punishment for a shooting in the city destroying over books, 800 incunables and 1000 manuscripts

Maktabat al-Awqaf - and other destroyed libraries in Iraq in 2003

Maktabat al-Awqaf - and other destroyed libraries in Iraq in 2003

Library of Episcopal schools in Robertsport  Liberia, destroyed during war

Library of Episcopal schools in Robertsport Liberia, destroyed during war

Burning Public Library And Temple Of The Winds in Sevastopol during Crimea War 1855

Public Library and Temple of the Winds, plate from 'The Seat of War in the East', pub. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co.