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

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

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

Catherine Nash: Resources for Papermaking, Encaustic and Photography: Wax and the Artist Book II

"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.

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?

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?

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...

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...."

Why was Hypatia so brutally murdered? Was this atrocity committed publicly to deter all who would be inspired by the Ageless Wisdom and to scare us into leaving God out of Science?

Artistic rendering of the Library of Alexandria, based on some archaeological evidence.

How Ancient Alexandria Became an Intellectual Center

Artistic rendering of the Library of Alexandria, based on some archaeological evidence.

Hypatia, the mathematician and philosopher, was the daughter of the mathematician Theon Alexandricus (ca. 335–405) and last librarian of the Library of Alexandria in the Museum of Alexandria. She was educated at Athens and in Italy. Around CE 400, she became head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, where she imparted the knowledge of Plato and Aristotle to  any student; the pupils included pagans, Christians, and foreigners.

The Oldest Modernist Paintings

Using primarly beeswax and pigment, the Fayum artist produced portraits that historian Euphrosyne Doxiadis calls "sophisticated and highly accomplished works of art".

ruins of the library in Ephesus, the rivaled the Egyptian library of Alexandria.  The apostle Paul preached in this city.  © Doug Nelson

PAUL'S JOURNEY - Ephesus, Turkey - Ruins of the library in Ephesus. The Apostle Paul preached in this city.

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

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