Antonio Moura Santos – What do bats library Coimbra?
Antonio Moura Santos – Hundreds of tiny bats keep the two ancient libraries in Portugal, Coimbra University and an ashtray Palace (Mafra) It is unclear how long the bats living between ancient books and do their work faithfully
Antonio Moura Santos –
What do bats library Coimbra?
What do bats library Coimbra? Hundreds of tiny bats keep the two ancient libraries in Portugal, Coimbra University and an ashtray Palace (Mafra) It is unclear how long the bats living between ancient books and do their work faithfully. The historian James Campbell along with photographer Will Pryce documented the work of bats Coimbra library (Biblioteca Joanina) and the palace library ashtray ((Mafra. Prof. Jorge Palmeirim Lisbon set a very delicate recording equipment to absorb the sound of bats. The two libraries were built in the 18th century most beautiful Baroque style. Coimbra Library 300 thousand books in different languages and ancient manuscripts from the 12th century, the books are placed on wooden shelves are decorated in three rooms, the rooms are painted in different colors. Each room ceilings painted mythological subjects related to different faculties at the university, the library walls 2 meters thick to maintain a constant temperature for the sake of the books. The last room is a portrait of King Joao 5 handover of Lisbon University of Coimbra. Symbol hangs on the front royal library. Bats are very small and the size of two inches, they eat the insects found in the pages of books and thus maintain the protection of ancient books, during the day when there is light, they are behind the wooden shelves on which terms the books and go out only at night to hunt insects, library hall tables and a huge wooden chairs antique wood is mandatory to wrap them in for the night. Controller cleaners should collect the droppings of bats engaged in eating and removing droppings on the floor of the library and furniture, just explain the ear and the eye bat that small can eat 500 insects every night and therefore has nothing to replace the “Home” provides him with accommodation and food source.