Crossroads of Civilization

Refuge of all the Arts Against the Ravages of Time

Armoury of Fearless Truth Against Whispering Rumour

Incessant Trumpet of Trade


From This Place Words May Fly Abroad

Not to Perish on Waves of Sound

Not to Vary with the Writer's Hand

But Fixed in Time

Having Been Verified by Proof

Friend, You Stand on Sacred Ground