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Welcome to a Land of Mystery, Intrigue, and Magic Click on Queen Cleopatra to gain knowledge of the ancient world
What’s on the Menu? Brief History of the Library of Alexandria Contents of the Library of Alexandria Destruction of the Li...
Brief History of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Library was founded in the 3 rd  century B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Ptolemy...
Brief History of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Library not only contained books, but also had a zoo, residence hall fo...
Pop Question #1 <ul><li>What famous person was the library named after ? </li></ul>http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5900...
Answer to #1 <ul><li>Alexander the Great </li></ul>http://www.markchurms.com/mm5/graphics/alexander-l.jpg Home
Contents of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Library held more than 700,000 books </li></ul><ul><li>Books came from many ...
Contents of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Many manuscripts in the library were purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Legend says...
Pop Question #2 <ul><li>How many manuscripts were housed in the Library of Alexandria ? </li></ul>Angled glass roof of the...
Answer  to #2 <ul><li>More than 700,000 scrolls </li></ul>Artist's impression of a manuscript storage room in the ancient ...
Destruction of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Historians do not know exactly how the library was destroyed </li></ul><u...
The “new” Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Bibliotheca Alexandrina was opened in 2003  A. D.  </li></ul><ul><li>Library stand...
Pop Question #3 <ul><li>Name at least two people who have been suspected as culprits who burned down the Library of Alexan...
Answer to #3 <ul><li>Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>The Christians </li></ul><ul><li>Patriarch Theophilus </li></ul><ul><li>Omar...
Conclusion <ul><li>You have now taken a journey through the portals of time. You have gained valuable knowledge about the ...
Source <ul><li>Brozyna, M. (2009, September 16).  The history of the library of alexandria . Retrieved from http://www.eho...
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  1. 1. Created By: Nouri McLucas Click on the arrow to learn more
  2. 2. Welcome to a Land of Mystery, Intrigue, and Magic Click on Queen Cleopatra to gain knowledge of the ancient world
  3. 3. What’s on the Menu? Brief History of the Library of Alexandria Contents of the Library of Alexandria Destruction of the Library of Alexandria Click on a square to learn more
  4. 4. Brief History of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Library was founded in the 3 rd century B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Ptolemy 1 st founded the library </li></ul><ul><li>Ptolemy 3 rd founded daughter library called the Library of Serapis in 235 B.C. </li></ul>Home
  5. 5. Brief History of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Library not only contained books, but also had a zoo, residence hall for teachers, gardens, and lecture halls </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Letter of Aristeas“ provides much information about ancient library </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Letter of Aristeas“ was written in the 2 nd century B.C. </li></ul>Home
  6. 6. Pop Question #1 <ul><li>What famous person was the library named after ? </li></ul>http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5900/theseatedscribe.jpg Home
  7. 7. Answer to #1 <ul><li>Alexander the Great </li></ul>http://www.markchurms.com/mm5/graphics/alexander-l.jpg Home
  8. 8. Contents of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Library held more than 700,000 books </li></ul><ul><li>Books came from many countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assyria </li></ul></ul>http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/18/102218-050-1E4BC6B3.jpg Home
  9. 9. Contents of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Many manuscripts in the library were purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Legend says that all ships that entered Egypt had to give all of their literature to scribes at the library so that they could be copied and later put into the library’s collection </li></ul>Home
  10. 10. Pop Question #2 <ul><li>How many manuscripts were housed in the Library of Alexandria ? </li></ul>Angled glass roof of the Biblioteca Alexandrina. Photo Egypt My Way Home
  11. 11. Answer to #2 <ul><li>More than 700,000 scrolls </li></ul>Artist's impression of a manuscript storage room in the ancient Library of Alexandria. Source: Carl Sagan's Cosmos television program (1980) . Home
  12. 12. Destruction of the Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Historians do not know exactly how the library was destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>List of people blamed for the crime includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caesar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Christians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patriarch Theophilus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omar, the Muslim </li></ul></ul>http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politics/images-2/Julius-Caesar-bust.jpg Home
  13. 13. The “new” Library of Alexandria <ul><li>Bibliotheca Alexandrina was opened in 2003 A. D. </li></ul><ul><li>Library stands on the exact site of the ancient library </li></ul><ul><li>Library contains the Calligraphy and Manuscript Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Library also has several museums attached to it including </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Antiquities Museum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Manuscript Museum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A planetarium </li></ul></ul>The Planetarium. Photo Aaron Wenner Home
  14. 14. Pop Question #3 <ul><li>Name at least two people who have been suspected as culprits who burned down the Library of Alexandria. </li></ul>Aerial view of the unique modern building. Public domain. Home
  15. 15. Answer to #3 <ul><li>Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>The Christians </li></ul><ul><li>Patriarch Theophilus </li></ul><ul><li>Omar, the Muslim </li></ul>http://www.therockettoluna.com/Thoth.gif Home
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>You have now taken a journey through the portals of time. You have gained valuable knowledge about the ancient world through your travels. I hope that you have enjoyed your trip. Come back soon to learn more! </li></ul>Home
  17. 17. Source <ul><li>Brozyna, M. (2009, September 16). The history of the library of alexandria . Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/about_5420856_history-library-alexandria.html </li></ul>

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