The Great Library of Alexandria was one of the two most important libraries of the ancient world. Description from civilization.wikia.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Great Library of Alexandria was one of the two most important libraries of the ancient world. Description from civilization.wikia.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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

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

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

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"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.

Hypatia was a brilliant philosopher and mathematician, head of the Platonist School at Alexandria in the 4th century. She is portrayed here by actress Rachel Weisz in the movie 'AGORA', trying to save scrolls from being destroyed by a Christian mob.

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Hypatia was a brilliant philosopher and mathematician, head of the Platonist School at Alexandria in the century. She is portrayed here by actress Rachel Weisz in the movie 'AGORA', trying to save scrolls from being destroyed by a Christian mob.

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?

You know you're a book geek when you still get upset thinking about the Library of Alexandria.

People, sitting on shelves frozen in time. The library is maintained by a domesticated cat, no wonder the Egyptians worshiped them. ©Mary Tessmann

The lost library.

People, sitting on shelves frozen in time. The library is maintained by a domesticated cat, no wonder the Egyptians worshiped them. ©Mary Tessmann<<<< THIS IS AMAZING

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?

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.

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

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