Alexandria Library Reviews
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Apr 04, 2010
The Alexandria library or know as the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina , is a fantastic , modern and a place to visit during your trip .
The ancient library dominated the ancient world of learning from approximately the third century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. The new one sits on the Eastern Harbor on or near the site of the original.
The Eastern Harbor of Alexandria has been a crossroads of culture and continents for 2,300 years. This is where the Pharos lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, guided people from all nations safely into port; where Queen Cleopatra first laid eyes on Julius Caesar.
An international design competition chose the Norwegian firm Snohetta to build the library.
The building—in the shape of a massive disc inclined toward the Mediterranean—evokes the image of the Egyptian sun illuminating the world.
Really amazing , modern and historical library so recommended to visit.
Also some photos to have a look but many are in the journal review !
Part of the EGYPT - Cairo & Alexandria - 2010 travel blog
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Related Travel Blogs About Alexandria Library
From Cairo to Alexandria|
Today is D Day. The day we are going to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. I skip breakfast and was down at the lobby by 8 am. Check out, because after the pyramids, we are going to drive to Alexand…Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandria). It is a huge complex, the biggest library in the world. Officially open in 2003 (I think…
In which we are all touristy and go sight-seeing!|
We entered the Citadel.. browsed around without having a clue as to what the place was all about :D .. We amused ourselves by making up stories about the kings and queens that had resided there.. L…library of Alexandria. The story goes that the ancient library of Alexandria was one of the best in the world…
All about Hypatia|
Well i know this is a site where u can write about travel and places, but when i talk about Greece all i can think its history. So my ggfather was greek and a big part of my memories are about his st…Alexandria until the Arabs invaded in 642 AD. When the library of Alexandria was burned by the Arab…