Essay on “The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Library at Alexandria”

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The ancient Library of Alexandria is acknowledged as the capital of education in the ancient world, the vanished library was not the initial library in the world; however, it stands out because of its legacy. It lasted over six centuries, and was the globe’s first research center. Her founders were Alexander the Great and Ptolemy II Soter, but it was organized by Aristotle’s student Demetrius of Phaleron. The library was abundance with books and scholars from all over the world. Even though the library was confuted and damaged, there are some pieces that have survived like Letter of Aristeas that where possibly a translation of the Hebrew Bible. The library of Alexandria was an integrated library; it accepted …show more content…
When Alexander’s father had to leave for combat, Alexander at age sixteen show his country he was intelligent, young nevertheless capable to rule Macedonia. From thereon the legend of the conqueror and great military genius began. In 331 B.C. Alexander entered Egypt and saved the Egyptians from the Persian rule that had taken over around two centuries before Alexander’s rescue. He was crowned the pharaoh of Egypt and blessed as the son of Amun. “Architects had no chalk for making the lines of the city, so they used flour instead. Suddenly, an infinite number of birds rose like a great black cloud from the nearby waters. They swooped down and ate all the flour. The founding of Alexandria began with an omen.”

In 323 B.C. Alexander died, he was possibly poisoned or ill; subsequently he never saw Alexandria and its precious library. Afterwards his most trusted general Ptolemy II Soter took charge of Egypt and the project to construct the city waiting to be built. He made it the new capital of Egypt. Ptolemy wanted every piece there existed in result there were books donated and bought; it even had Aristotle’s books. There was no issue on who had written the book; a law was established that anyone who entered the port of Alexandria would be search and the library would obtain the books. Geometry meaning earth-measuring; was born in Alexandria by

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