Originally posted by blocula
Imagine the knowledge that was lost within the destruction of the Royal Library of Alexandria, Egypt, constructed in the 3rd century BC...
"The first known library of its kind to gather a serious collection of books from beyond its country's borders,the Library at Alexandria was charged
with collecting all the world's knowledge"
"It has been estimated that at one time the Library of Alexandria held over half a million documents from Assyria, Greece,Persia,Egypt,India and many
other nations.Over 100 scholars lived at the Museum full time to perform research,write,lecture or translate and copy documents.The library was so
large it actually had another branch or "daughter" library at the Temple of Serapis"
edit on 2-1-2012 by blocula because: (no reason given)
Burned more than once too.
A lot of the real history of the earth was probably lost and well it might be a kind of coverup.
I was talking about this today, that German scientists tested mummies from Peru and Egypt, going back to 1070 BC and found they had nicotine,
coc aine and hashish in the bones and hair.
So there was a trade route from Peru, to India to Egypt as far back as 1070 BC.
Yet that fact has been covered up and still today, even with this conclusive proof, other scientists refuse to accept that.
But at least with the Internet you see we have regained a lot of the information lost in the Library of Alexandria, but there was probably stuff in
there about giants and who knows what else. Certainly information on building pyramids when today people are forced to speculate.
We have a better library now, the Internet, and our science is far beyond what their's was, but some of our history may be lost forever.
edit on 6-1-2012 by Rocketman7 because: (no reason given)