Unusual Story About the Library of Alexandria

February 24, 2011

Instead of attacking or looting the Library of Alexandria, its director in Egypt reports that rioters banded together to protect the building from damage. Ismail Serageldin, who works at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, marveled at the unity of people in the street who spontaneously joined hands to guard the cutting edge facility against possible harm. In the past the library has been destroyed by vandals or conquerors. Worth listening to!

-Shira S.

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