Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library

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Alexandria Library Facts

Alexandria Library is one of the largest and most famous libraries in the world, it was the cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, it contained most books and works of the great writers and thinkers in the world like Plato, Homer, Herodotus, and Socrates in ancient times. The new library is located on the Eastern Harbor on or near the site of the original. It contains Six specialized libraries for arts and multimedia, Taha Hussein for the visually-impaired and more other libraries. A copy of the internet archive, four Museum, thirteen academic research centers and four art galleries for temporary exhibitions.

It contains 400,000 to 700,000 parchment scrolls. The construction began in the period of Alexander the Great and some believe that was built by Ptolemy II at the beginning of the 3rd century B.C in (285B.C – 247B.C). It was the first public governmental library in the ancient world and it was public for everyone not only Priests like ancient Egyptian.

The library merges the culture and science of both Pharaonic and Greco civilization, every thinker or writer was giving copies of all their works in the library for safekeeping and it contains all ancient Papyrus rolls from the Egyptian temples.

The great library exposure to the huge fire around 2000 years ago in 48 BC leads to the destruction this great edifice and the loss of all of its contents of imaginations of poets, historians, travelers, and scholars. In 2002 Egypt reconstructed the Great library with help of the United Nations.

Alexandria Library, one of Alexandria amazing tourist attractions waiting for you, if you want to visit Egypt and discover ancient Egyptian monuments, then you can check our Egypt tour packages and choose your trip.

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