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Library of Alexandria. Source: io9.com

The Library of Alexandria – Destroyed by Fire

The Library of Alexandria, built in ancient Egypt, was famous for copious scrolls and books it had. It functioned as a major center of education starting from its construction in the 3rd century to its complete burning. There is no precise evidence of the complete destruction of the library because there have been several fires or acts of destruction, of varying degrees, over many years. Due to the loss of cultural heritage, it has become a symbol of “knowledge and culture destroyed.

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