The Library of Congress

Another great, free place to visit in DC is the Library of Congress, just behind the Capitol.  I took a small tour and learned a few interesting facts while I was there:

Back at the turn of the 20th century aluminum was more expensive than gold so they put aluminum on the ceiling. Also was put on top of the Washington Monument to show how successful we were as a country.

They have 2 engineering books by Osama Bin Laden. 

They have the largest Russian book collection outside of Russia.

In 1491 the Incas had the greatest empire on the earth. More than the Ming dynasty.

Biggest library in the world.

Thomas Jefferson's Library is here and so is the first map to say "America" on it.

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