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Alexandria Library

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Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In ancient world the Library at Alexandria, Egypt was the meeting place where philosophical, spiritual, and cosmological teachings met to create a vital cultural environment. But the Library dissappeared 2000 years ago possibly when Julius Caeser sacked the city. Today a new library is rising in Alexandria hoping to recapture some of the former's glory. Kate Seelye reports.