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In the Library of Alexandria

January 2009
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Being able to visit the Library of Alexandria was a great event on my ten days trip to Egypt in the beginning of January this year. Having studied Philo and the Judaism of Egypt for many years, I had wanted to see Alexandria for a long time. While we don’t know that very much about the ancient library of Alexandria, and scholars are still discussing what really happended to it, the present Library is a great tourist attraction in Alexandria.

The link above refers to the Library’s excellent webside; here you can even search the collections of books for its various items, and there were excellent search facilities in the Library. But I must admit I was a little surprised, and somewhat frustrated that their holdings of books were severely limited. And; I had expected to find more about Philo!


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