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CAIRO - 10 November 2017: Bibliotheca Alexandrina will host "Ancient Alexandria Topography" lecture by Cherout Fadl on November 13.
Tracing the development of Alexandria from its establishing in Alexander the Great era untill now is main theme of the lecture.
Cherout Fadl will review the ancient sources that mentioned the Alexandrian culture, heritage, people, philosophy, history and geography.
Fadl is one of the prominent Greek and Roman studies lecturers at Faculty of Arts, Damanhour University.
Celebrating for "Ayam El Torath Al Sakandary" [Alexandrian Heritage Days], the event is a collaboration work between The Alexandria Project and The Centre d'Études Alexandrines [Alexandrian Studies Center], (CE Alex).
Bibliotheca Alexandrina is one of the main symbols of Alexandria. It was one of the oldest libraries in the world. It was built 23 centuries ago, and it contained more than 700,000 volumes and manuscripts till it was burnt for the first time.
In 2002, the UNESCO cooperated with Egypt to reconstruct Bibliotheca Alexandrina again, whereby it became the first digital library in the Middle East in the 21st century.
Currently, it contains more than 8 million books, six specialized libraries, three museums, seven research centers and six halls for cultural and artistic events.
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