Ep 353: Ancient mail, and the oldest known library

Ancient mail, and the oldest known library

Once again, the title says it all. We look at mail in the ancient world, and take a look at the oldest known library.

Here’s an article about the Persian pony express.

The surprising origins of the postal service

Here’s a bit on ancient mail systems in general.

Letters & Post in the Ancient World

Here’s a page about the unofficial United States Postal Service motto.

What is the History Behind the Unofficial USPS Motto?

And here are a couple of articles on the oldest known library.

The World’s Oldest Library: The Books of Ancient Ebla

The Royal Archives of Ebla: Reference and Processing Archivists 4,000 Years Ago