The Ancient Library of Alexandria

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In the year 283 BCE, a group of Greeks living in Egypt set out on the most audacious and ambitious goal in human history. Ever since Aristotle first began tutoring Alexander the Great, in his youth, they set the stage for the scholastic prowess of Athens to give rise and way to Alexandria, along with the Library that it would come to contain. The plan of the Ptolemaic pioneers was to gather all of the knowledge in the world…