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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
This is one of the reasons why I am not a fan of Christianity in general. All the art, literature, and scientific material they destroyed… what a shitty way to start out a religion. UGH.
amazing so i guess we’re gonna just casually forget that a big part of the library was accidentally burned by caesar in 48 bc and most of the books from the library were lost during Aurelian’s siege of Alexandria or how in 642, after the ‘infamous’ christian book burning (when a part of the library was restored) Amrou (an islamic general) burned the books to use them as fuel for public baths.
I love how people are just assuming that Christians were the ones who burned the library. Bitch, we build libraries.
tht comment about christianity though
Do you doubt the full power of our Library systems?
TThe Mafra National Library in Portugal, dating to the Late Medieval Period.
Not to mention a number of notable Christians made huge contributions to science, like Koepler and Mendel.
Also, have you not seen the Renaissance art commissioned by priests and the Pope in some occasions?
Incidentally, I’m not seeing anyone get upset at the mongols for the sacking of Baghdad, where one of the biggest libraries since Alexandria was located.