Posted on 02/25/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Let's end today on a high note: Iraq's University of Mosul has finally reopened its library.

Islamic State militants ransacked and bombarded it in 2014, reports the Guardian, but the United Nations Development Programme was able to reopen it this week.

Germany also sent financial assistance, while countries around the world contributed books to restock the library's shelves.

A press release from the university noted that a slogan outside the entrance — “The Word ‘Impossible’ Does Not Exist In Our Dictionary” — will serve as “a symbol of triumph of humanitarianism, civilisation and peace over terrorism."

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Libraries, The Guardian

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