What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria? - Elizabeth Cox

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Video

John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 29 March 2021

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happened-to-the-library-of-alexandria-elizabeth-cox

2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to fulfill a very audacious goal: to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof. In its prime, the Library of Alexandria housed an unprecedented number of scrolls and attracted some of the Greek world’s greatest minds. But by the end of the 5th century CE, it had vanished. Elizabeth Cox details the rise and fall of this great building.

Lesson by Elizabeth Cox, directed by Inna Phillimore.

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TED-Ed. (2021, March 29). What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria? - Elizabeth Cox. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2389/what-really-happened-to-the-library-of-alexandria/

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TED-Ed. "What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria? - Elizabeth Cox." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 29, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2389/what-really-happened-to-the-library-of-alexandria/.

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TED-Ed. "What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria? - Elizabeth Cox." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Mar 2021. Web. 21 Jul 2024.

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