Alexandria Library

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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 !
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