Carolina Rediviva

Uppsala, Sweden

Carolina Rediviva is the main building of the Uppsala University Library in Uppsala, Sweden. The building was begun in 1820 and completed in 1841. The original architect was Carl Fredrik Sundvall. Later additions to the building have been designed by Axel Johan Anderberg and Peter Celsing. The name, literally "Carolina Revived", was given in remembrance of the old Academia Carolina building, which had functioned as university library for most of the 18th century (see Uppsala University Library).

Carolina Rediviva is the oldest and largest university library building in the country. It is also the site where the Codex Argenteus ("Silver Book", a 6th century manuscript) and the Carta Marina (the earliest map of the Nordic countries, created by Olaus Magnus in the 16th century) are kept.

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