The Burning of Alexandria, Egypt's Library
The Most Magnificent Library in the Ancient World
It is believed that the hidden meaning behind many ancient symbols and stories was stored within this famous library. But it was destroyed; and with its destruction, vital links to our ancient past were lost. Take a trip back in time and look at what visiting this library may have been like, including the documents that were probably stored within those walls. Learn the history of the burning and why it occurred. Then, examine the $220 million modern replacement that pays tribute to the ancient library.