The Alexandria Library
Die Bibliothek von Alexandria
Founded by Ptolemy I. in 288 B.C., scholars, intellectuals and scientists from ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia there found a place to research as well as a possibility to debate over their findings. With a collection of more than 700.000 papyrus scrolls, the Alexandria library was the largest of its time. More than once wars and assaults battered the library, only to see it being destroyed completely in later days. Inspired by the old spirit as well as by the idea of intercultural dialogue, the exchange of ideas of great minds, cultures and civilisations, the library has been resurrected in cooperation with UNESCO and has reopened its doors in 2002.