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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The ancient library at Alexandria was rightfully one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and its spirit and commitment to the pursuit of learning is embodied in the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. As their mission statement notes, the library is to be "a center for dialogue between peoples and civilizations". This is no easy feat, and the web-browsing public can learn about their laudable efforts on this website. Visitors may first want to learn about the remarkable structure that houses the library, along with a variety of facts about this building's construction. While visitors who may be planning a visit to Egypt may wish to learn about tours of the building and the ways in which they may utilize their research collections, others may want to peruse the "Initiatives" area. Here they will find links to some of their digital projects, which include "Eternal Egypt", which offers an extremely media-rich site that allows visitors to explore over 5000 years of Egyptian civilization through timelines, objects, and interactive maps.
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Date of Scout Publication 2005-12-02
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2005/scout-051202#2

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