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K. Kris Hirst

The Library at Alexandria

By March 4, 2013

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In Alexandria, Egypt, was a library, which was both a collection of nearly a million scrolls on science and philosophy from all over the known world, and a university where scholars conducted research and classes.

Kom El Dikka - Ruins of the Library at Alexandria
The ruins of Kom el Dikka are a complex of rooms and auditoria, part of the Library at Alexandria's university campus in Egypt.

The archaeological remnants of this university, built for Alexander in the 4th century BC, are still to be seen in Alexandria today: and the intellectual remnants of the library are arguably the foundations of today's Internet.

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