ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY, WHY DON’T YOU ASK IT TO YOUR MAGIC MIRROR? AND OTHER REFLECTIONS.


Kone, Krusos, Kronos

Alexandria Library

Tear down pyramids, wipe out cities!

:40:04

How dare you and the rest of your
barbarians set fire to my library?

:40:10

Play conqueror all you want,
mighty Caesar.

:40:13

Rape, murder, pillage thousands,
millions of human beings.

:40:17

But neither you nor
any other barbarian…

:40:21

…has the right to destroy
one human thought!

William Shakespeare

 Julius Caesar

Alexandria Library Diagram

When young at school in early age I learnt about the Alexandria library, something that as a young reader excited my imagination , and saw  the burning of the library of Alexandria as such a tragedy. It was one of the greatest libraries in human history, holding a vast archive of manuscripts and books from all over the ancient world, and what our ancients would have themselves considered ancient. It was built after the famous Alexander the Great conquered Egypt and acquired knowledge from all parts of the globe. From…

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