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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina
(The New Library of Alexandria)
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Aerial view of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria
Country Egypt
Type National library
Established 16 October 2002
Location Alexandria
Coordinates view on map
Access and use
Members 16,322 (2012)
Other information
Director Ismail Serageldin
Website www.bibalex.org/home/default_EN.aspx
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (English: Library of Alexandria; Arabic: ?? Maktabat al-Iskandariyah, Egyptian Arabic: [mæk'tæb(e)t eskende'?ejjæ]) is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented.

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