Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

The demonstrations in Egypt have made headlines since January 28th and we can only hope for the best outcome from the efforts of the Egyptian citizens.  Many librarians are also maintaining contact with Egypt’s library community.  As many of you may know, Egypt is the home of one of the most famous libraries in history.

The Ancient Library of Alexandria, although not the first recorded library, has its place in the heart of the history of libraries.  The Director of the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Ismail Serageldin, has tried to keep the library community apprised on the status of the library and has provided photos of the wonderful collaboration of individuals who have protected the library and its cultural treasures from potential damage.  Take a look at the photos of teens and others who joined together to protect the library during demonstrations, a true testament to the cultural pride of the community.

If you want to know more about the history of The Ancient Library of Alexandria or libraries in general, check out these books at your library:

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Tut Returns

King Tut is back at the De Young after 30 years and still fascinating people of all ages if the crowds at the museum are any sign. Haven’t been able to make it yet? Take a look at the King Tut exhibition page to get an idea of what there is to see and when to plan your trip. For a little background information on the discovery of Tut’s tomb and the mysterious fate of the man who found it, take a look at the this video from National Geographic.

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