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Library of Alexandria - Wikipedia


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...

The Burning of the Library of Alexandria | eHISTORY


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 Alexandria?

The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria | Ancient Origins


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 down.

What happened to the Great Library at Alexandria? (Article ...


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.

The Mysterious Fate of the Great Library of Alexandria - Bede's Library


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 ...

Library of Alexandria | ancient library, Alexandria, Egypt | Britannica ...


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.

Library of Alexandria


"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  ...

The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire


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.

How has the burning of the Library of Alexandria affected the world ...


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) when ...

Library of Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Crystalinks


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...