The Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) مكتبة الإسكندرية

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History



  • Alexandria
    Library
    - The Famous Library of Alexandria is now being rebuilt on what is believed to be the original site of this great source of knowledge. This web site has a brief section on Alexandria Library, but not in detail.

  • The BBC reports that a joint Egyptian-Polish team believes that they have discovered the ancient Library of Alexandria, including ancient lecture halls or auditora, in the Brucheion region of the ancient city.

  • The original library was most probably burned during the Roman attack of the city. The story of the Arabs burning the library is inaccurate and discredited by most historians.

  • There was another daughter library at Pompey's pillar (which was not built by Pompey by the way). This one survived for 4 more centuries, but was plundered by Christian fanatic mobs. The same mob dragged the philosopher/mathematician/priestess Hypatia.

  • Some information on the Alexandria Library (Egyptian State Information) from the Egyptian State Information.

  • Article on The
    Ptolemaic Legacy
    .

  • A collection of Alexandrian Scholarship papers.

  • Al Ahram article by Samir Sadek titled The Mouseion revisited.

Modern

A modern library of Alexandria has been build, close to the supposed site of the old one.


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Comments

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