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The Library of Alexandria was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient ... However, in a surprise attack, Caesar's soldiers set fire to the Egyptian ships resulting in the flames .... his lifetime, but this presumably did not include the library of Alexandria, which he assumes was destroyed in Caesar's time.


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 on who was responsible for its destruction and when it .... first library catalog—did his most famous work at the Library of Alexandria, ...


It has been estimated that at one time the Library of Alexandria held over half a million ... In 48 BC, Caesar was pursuing Pompey into Egypt when he was suddenly cut off by an Egyptian ... Unfortunately, it also burned down part of the city - the area where the great Library stood. ... So who did burn the Library of Alexandria?


May 12, 2014 ... when the enemy tried to cut off his (Julius Caesar's) fleet, he was forced to ... Nevertheless, Strabo does not mention the Library of Alexandria itself, thereby supporting the claim that Caesar was responsible for burning it down.


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 ... It does not include any mention of setting fire to Alexandria but ...


Library of Alexandria: The most famous library of Classical antiquity. ... Are Volcanoes Dangerous When They're Not Erupting? .... Hence we must render to them indeed the greatest thanks, because they did not let all go in jealous ... the danger by using fire, which spread from the dockyards and destroyed the Great Library.


Oct 8, 2013 ... And so, in 283 BCE, the great library at Alexandria was born. ... hundred years of its founding, we hear that Julius Caesar burned the library down ... it had more to do with government spending cuts than it did with a great fire.


May 10, 2012 ... If you invent a time machine, The Library of Alexandria is the first ... when the mob led by the ironically named Peter the Reader burned the ...