The Great Library of Alexandria

Location:

It is situated in Alexandria,10 km from Alexandria train station.
Explanation:
The Great Library of Alexandria, which was probably established by Ptolemy I (305-285 BC), was the most important centre of learning in ancient times.
The library was built by the descendants of Alexander the Great about 2,000 years ago and housed the largest collection of books in the ancient world-more than 700,000 volumes, including the works of Homer and the library of Aristotle. Euclid and Archimedes studied there, as did Eratosthenes, the first to calculate the diameter of the earth, but the library was burned down in the third century AD causing great cultural losses.
With the support of UNESCO, funds were collected for rebuilding and equipping the library so it could take up its role once again, and an international Committee for supporting the campaign was formed.
The design of the new library incorporates four basement levels and six floors under the highest point of a dramatic sloping circular roof.
the Library counts among its achievements the founding of seven specialized research institutes, the establishment of several museums, the addition of tens of thousands of books through direct acquisition and private donations, and the organization of scores of cultural, scientific and educational activities, Visitors and researchers.
The Library is proud to count among its many supporters 35 Associations of Friends in as many countries of the world, who share the Library’s message and help build support for its mission.

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The Great Library of Alexandria

The Great Library Location:
It is situated in Alexandria,10 km from Alexandria train station.

The Great Library Explanation:
The Great Library of Alexandria, which was probably established by Ptolemy I (305-285 BC), was the most important centre of learning in ancient times.

The library was built by the descendants of Alexander the Great about 2,000 years ago and housed the largest collection of books in the ancient world-more than 700,000 volumes, including the works of Homer and the library of Aristotle. Euclid and Archimedes studied there, as did Eratosthenes, the first to calculate the diameter of the earth, but the library was burned down in the third century AD causing great cultural losses.

With the support of UNESCO, funds were collected for rebuilding and equipping the library so it could take up its role once again, and an international Committee for supporting the campaign was formed.

The design of the new library incorporates four basement levels and six floors under the highest point of a dramatic sloping circular roof.

the Library counts among its achievements the founding of seven specialized research institutes, the establishment of several museums, the addition of tens of thousands of books through direct acquisition and private donations, and the organization of scores of cultural, scientific and educational activities, Visitors and researchers.

The Library is proud to count among its many supporters 35 Associations of Friends in as many countries of the world, who share the Library’s message and help build support for its mission.

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