This picture from Balamand University is going viral around the world

These cool stairs at the University of Balamand are going viral! The book staircase, which is called the Staircase of Knowledge, is located next to the library. The books are almost displayed in chronological order. Here are the titles!

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  2. The Republic of Plato
  3. Diwān Abū al-Ṭayyib al-Mutanbbī
  4. Resalat Al-Ghufran by Abī al-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī
  5. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  6. Muqaddimah-i Ibn Khaldūn
  7. The Prince and the Discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli
  8. Discourse on Method by René Descartes
  9. The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  10. FAUST by Goethe
  11. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  12. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  13. Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. The Meaning of Relativity by Albert Einstein
  15. The Prophet by Khalil Gebran
  16. al-Ayyām by  Ṭāhā Ḥusayn
  17. A Study of History by Arnold Toynbee
  18. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  19. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  20. Les Désorientés by Amin Maalouf
  21. The Road Ahead by Bill Gates

The picture got 92% of upvotes and received a lot of positive comments!

The Prophet is a classic!


It would be cool if all libraries do this!

  This stair is an initiative by the university’s library. It aims to show that knowledge is acquired by reading books. The more you know, the higher are your chances to succeed. Also, it’s a great way to introduce world-famous books to students!

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