Bibliotheca Alexandrina: from Dream to Reality

  title={Bibliotheca Alexandrina: from Dream to Reality},
  author={J. Tocatlian},
  journal={The International Information \& Library Review},
  pages={39 - 50}
  • J. Tocatlian
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Sociology
  • The International Information & Library Review
On October 16, 2002, Mr. Hosny Mubarak, President of the Republic of Egypt, inaugurated the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in an o⁄cial ceremony that gathered some 800 personalities, including several Heads of State,Ministers, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, writers and artists. Rather than a monument to the past, the new Library testi¢es to the perennial vitality of the idea of the ancient one. It proclaims that one of humanity’s most precious achievements is the preservation of the thoughts… 

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