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Originally named the Mouseion founded by Ptolemy I Soter based on a model by Aristotle the great philosopher of Greece.
The original library was destroyed in 47 BC, this current version was built in 2003.
There is a state visit going on and the place is surrounded with security.
The walls depict writings of every known language.
Inside the structure is made up of cascading levels each providing a mezzanine on the one below.
It is vast and impressive.
There are a number of exhibitions throughout the library and a steady stream of tours ploughing through, as well as students and photographers.
Publications – There are a number of official publications from Organisations such as WIPO, the WTO the World Bank, UNICEF, UNESCO and others. Some of them are up to date [pictured].
The Great Library at Alexandria provides a striking contrast with the malaise of the Alexandria. Once inside, you can’t help thinking you might be in a different country, London or Europe.
In terms of libraries, this stands out as one of memory due to it’s sheer size.