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The Library at Cardiff Castle

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Built on the ruins of a Roman fort, Cardiff castle in Wales was originally built by the Normans in the 11th century with its most recent major renovations by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Above the fireplace in the library are 5 statues each holding a tablet with an 'ancient' language alphabets reflecting the importance the 3rd Marquess attributed to knowledge. In order from left to right:


Greek --- Assyrian --- Aramaic --- Hieroglyphics --- Runic/Celtic


The castle also houses a room designed with a Turkish Islamic Turkish theme, in a Welsh castle in the 19th century?!? Imagine that! Prophet Muhammad said, "If anyone seeks the path of knowledge, Allah (God) will make for them a path to paradise"

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Taken on March 10, 2006