Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
Demetreus Phalereus, "The Inspirer of the foundation of the Ancient Library" of Alexandria, one of the most famous libraries of the ancient world. They say the second time the library was burnt, it took a whole month for all the books to burn.
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
A view inside the new, very modern library of Alexandria.
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
A bust of Alexander the Great, founder of the original ancient city of Alexandria, on the library grounds.
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
The wall outside the library contains inscriptions from every alphabet and writing system ever used by mankind.
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
A close-up view of the wall with some of the writing systems.
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
Grandma Bert poses at the rear of the bust of Alexander the Great and in front of the entrance to the library.
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
This statue near the entrance to the library is of Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great's generals and founder of a dynasty that ruled Egypt until the death of Cleopatra.
Alexandria Library