Friday, April 27, 2007

Story about the Great Library in Alexandria, Egypt

posted by Blake

Larry Greenwood writes "What if you showed up for work at your library one day and the doors were locked, or worse, the building has been completely destroyed and the collection burned. That is what happened to Yarrl of Alexandria in 415 AD. You can follow the story of Yarrl at: alexandrinelibrarian.blogspot.comLarry Greenwood, a retired academic librarian, has begun a story about the life and times of a librarian working at the Great Library of Alexandria in early 5th century. It is an interesting look at religious fundamentalism and its influence on ancient libraries and librarians. The story is serialized in blog format."

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