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You're a REAL book lover if you think about the literature and the philosophical and scientific works housed here that were destroyed and it just pisses you off!!

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

It's burning was one of the true tragedies in all of history! The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, was described by many as the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world

This is the ruins of the great library of Alexandria, Egypt one of the largest libraries of the ancient world.

Remains of the ancient library at Alexandria, lost in a fire with its books. Originally built between the years of 331 and Absolutely love history and the ancient world

"The mathematician and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria was the daughter of the mathematician Theon Alexandricus (ca. 335/350–415) the last librarian of the Library of Alexandria. Around AD 400, she became head of the Platonist school at Alexandria. She taught philosophy and astronomy. The pupils included pagans, Christians, and foreigners. Murdered by a Christian mob after being accused of witchcraft and godlessness and of causing religious turmoil."

Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar

"The mathematician and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria was the daughter of the mathematician Theon Alexandricus (ca. [the] last librarian of the Library of Alexandria. Around AD she became head of the Platonist school at Alexandria.

The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria "However, in one of the greatest tragedies of the academic world, the Library became lost to history and scholars are still not able to agree on how it was destroyed...."

The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria "However, in one of the greatest tragedies of the academic world, the Library became lost to history and scholars are still not able to agree on how it was destroyed.

Library of Alexandria (detail) by Ania Gilmore (scrolls)

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mortisia:  Library of Alexandria [x] The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. With collections of works, lecture halls, meeting rooms, and gardens, the library was part of a…

mortisia: Library of Alexandria [x] The Royal...

Scholars Using the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt, Bc," unknown artist, probably c.

"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than to not think at all." - (370? - 415)  Hypatia of Alexandria - Brilliant woman and teacher of math, philosophy, and astronomy at the Library of Alexandria that made great scholarly strides. Hypatia and her passion for knowledge was seen as a threat by religious leaders and was killed because of her influence.  Her death was one of many intellectual losses that marked the beginning of the Dark Ages.

Meet Hypatia, Ancient Philosopher and Mathmetician

Hypatia was the leading mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher of her time, an extraordinary trailblazer whose death symbolized not only the downfall of intellectual life in the city of…

Alexandria's Famous Library reconstruction of the main hall used in the series Cosmos by Carl Sagan.   The wall portraits show Alexander the Great (left) and Serapis (right).  The Royal Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria's Famous Library reconstruction of the main hall used in the series Cosmos by Carl Sagan. The wall portraits show Alexander the Great (left) and Serapis (right). The Royal Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt

There are few women whose legacies have been more of a political football than Hypatia of Alexandria. She was not only the last scientist to work in the Library of Alexandria, but the first female...

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Ancient Library of Alexandria | DESKARATI – AN ECLECTIC MIX OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, HISTORY AND THE ARTS

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most great library of the ancient world century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC

What would the world be like if the Library of Alexandria had not burned down? What treasures did it contain that would have inspired us today?

Now I need to know what The Library of Alexandria was. What would the world be like if the Library of Alexandria had not burned down? What treasures did it contain that would have inspired us today?

scrolls from library of Alexandria. film agora (making my own with rolling pins & tea stained contact paper wrapped with leather strips.)

scrolls from library of Alexandria. film agora (rolling pins & tea stained contact paper wrapped with leather strips maybe?