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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
Fuck where would humanity be right now? Man fuck the christian dark ages
Ok, but the Library of Alexandria wasn’t the only collection of knowledge to be ransacked throughout history.
So like, for example, the Library of Alexandria was destroyed (for the last time) in the 7th Century.
The House of Wisdom was another huge library. It was destroyed in the 13th Century.
Nalanda was a university with a large library. It was destroyed around the turn of the 12th Century.
Even before the Library of Alexandria, there was the Library of Ashurbanipal. It was destroyed in the 7th Century BCE.
And there are tons of other examples of ancient and important libraries.
I just, of course it would be great if we had that knowledge, but this isn’t the only time libraries have been burned. A lot of that knowledge lived on in other institutions until they were destroyed. The knowledge that we do have today is in part because of them.
What if something was specifically destroying all of these wealths of information because we knew too much