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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"
en.wikipedia.org...edit on 2-1-2012 by blocula because: (no reason given)