Alexandria's ancient library found

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Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the site of the Library of Alexandria, often described as the world's first major seat of learning.

A Polish-Egyptian team has excavated parts of the Bruchion region of the Mediterranean city and discovered what look like lecture halls or auditoria.

Two thousand years ago, the library housed works by the greatest thinkers and writers of the ancient world.

Works by Plato and Socrates and many others were later destroyed in a fire.


More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3707641.stm
 
Thanks Brian, this is way cool if it pans out!

I saw a program a few months ago on PBS where a group believed they had found the ruins of the Lighthouse at Alexandria, in the harbor. There were some really beautiful sculptures removed from the site and placed in the local museum.
 
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