Thursday, August 20, 2009

Royal Library of Alexandria

Royal Library of or Ancient Library of Alexandria, was in its time the largest in the world. Located in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, is believed to have been created at the beginning of III century a. C. by Ptolemy I Soter and came to hold up to 700,000 volumes. A new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, promoted by UNESCO, was inaugurated in 2003 in the same city.

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