The History of The Ancient Library of Alexandria

The ancient Library of Alexandria (which was located in Egypt) has a rich history, and it was created as a temple for scholars to study, research, and better humankind. As important as this library was to societies all across the world, much of its history has been lost to time, wars, and religious conflicts. Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria, and without the city, the library never would have had a solid setting where people could better themselves and the arts (math, science, and language). 

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