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“Documents from the Ancient World” on display at BYU's Lee Library

Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library announces the opening of “Documents from the Ancient World,” a new exhibit that highlights some of the pieces from the library’s ancient documents collection as well as its collection of published documents. Located on the Level 3 exhibit space, the display will run through Friday, Aug. 12.

The Lee Library has a small collection of original documents from the ancient world and actively collects modern publications of documents from all periods.

“The documentation of humankind is considered particularly important at BYU,” said Roger Layton, communications manager with the library, “given Latter-day Saint theology that teaches that records have been kept by God’s children from the beginning and modern revelation requiring continued record keeping.”

“Documents from the Ancient World” is the fourth of seven exhibits to celebrate 50 years of the Lee Library’s current location. Throughout the year, visitors to the Level 3 exhibit space will be able to learn about collecting, preservation and history as well as see some of the treasures of BYU.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Roger Macfarlane at (801) 422-2864 or macfarlane@byu.edu, or contact Roger Layton at (801) 422-6687 or roger_layton@byu.edu.

Writer: Mel Gardner

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