The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria,
Egypt, was one ... Arguably, this library is most famous for having been burned
down resulting in ... Sources differ o...
It has been estimated that at one time the Library of Alexandria held over half a
million documents ... Pompey into Egypt when he was suddenly cut off by an
Egyptian fleet at Alexandria. ... Unfortunately, it also burned down part of the city -
the area where the great Library stood. ... So who did burn the Library of
when the enemy tried to cut off his (Julius Caesar's) fleet, he was forced to repel
the danger ... Nevertheless, Strabo does not mention the Library of Alexandria
itself, thereby supporting the claim that Caesar was responsible for burning it
However, the consensus of opinion is that the Royal Library did form part of the ...
The infamous destruction by fire of the Library of Alexandria, with the ... Library
had obviously not been burned down by Caesar twenty-eight years previously.
May 28, 2013 ... Note: When a reference is given in Green then holding your mouse over it will
cause a ... What happened to the Royal Library of Alexandria? ... It does not
include any mention of setting fire to Alexandria but instead states that ...
May 12, 2016 ... Illustration of the ancient Library of Alexandria, Egypt. ... able to purchase when
his former tutor, Straton, was head of the Lyceum. .... to them indeed the greatest
thanks, because they did not let all go in ... Yet he is remarkably silent regarding
the extent of the destruction caused by the fire in the city itself.
"Nor did the fire fall upon the vessels only: the houses near the sea caught fire
from ... Strabo was to stay there for four years and reside in Alexandria, which he
Oct 8, 2013 ... And so, in 283 BCE, the great library at Alexandria was born. ... warehouses full
of scrolls for export that Caesar burned when he sacked the port. ... it had more to
do with government spending cuts than it did with a great fire.
A loss of knowledge of that scale had to have a profound impact on the
advancement of future ... Did the Library of Alexandria contain more than 500,000
scrolls? .... it was destroyed by fire largely during the Siege of Alexandria (47 BC)
The Royal Library of Alexandria was once the largest library in the world. ... Some
historians believe that this fire spread into the city and destroyed the entire library
. ... years after the alleged event), definitely says that 40,000 books were burned.
... said that if the books of the library did not contain the teachings of the Qur...