The Imperial Regalia of Japan , also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, consist of the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no Kagami , and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama . The regalia represent the three primary virtues: valor (the sword), wisdom (the mirror), and benevolence (the jewel)
(Worldkings) Among librarians and booksellers, hymnals and children’s books are infamous for their low survival rate, as a result of overuse and abuse. So when the staff at the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library found an eight-page unbound copy of the ABCs and common prayers published in 1536 – more than 450 years ago – they immediately ran the title through several international databases to see if any other libraries had a copy. None did
(Worldkings)In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets were used as a writing medium, especially for writing in cuneiform, throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age.