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World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings

explores the creation, heaven and earth, and the founding of civilizations, all from the viewpoint of 50 cultures. 170 images and stories from Bali, China, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Japan, Java, Mexico, Rome, Russia, Yoruba, and elsewhere are organized around three questions: Where did the universe come from? How can we explain it? How can we record our experience of it? (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau published The Social Contract in 1762. In this treatise, he suggests that man once lived in a "state of nature," enjoying complete freedom. Rousseau argued that people had to fashion a civil society that they could control and in which they could be free.
(Complete Illustrated Book of Celestial Phenomena). Tianyuan Fawai. 1633. Chinese Rare Book Collection.

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