Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Other Alexandria Library

Some of our readers discover our blog while looking for information about the Great Library of Alexandria, once a great center of learning in the ancient world. The Library was destroyed in somewhat mysterious circumstances -- traditionally the destruction of the Great Library is attributed to Julius Caesar, but other possible suspects include early Christians or Muslims.

Remains of the Great Library were recently discovered by archaeologists.
In 1998 a new library, the Biblioteca Alexandria, was opened. The BA includes space for 1 million volumes (current collection is about half of that), exhibit space, a planetarium, an Internet center, chidlren's museum and auditoria.

Thanks for visiting the Alexandria Campus Library at Northern Virginia Community College. While we may not possess one million volumes or a collection of Mediterranean antiquities, we're glad you found us online.

Feel free to contact one of our librarians if we can be of further assistance.

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