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modern egypt

For a glimpse of modern Egypt, look no further than the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the futuristic new incarnation of the great library of antiquity. A giant disc rising from the sea, inscribed with the various scripts of mankind, the library has space for 8 million books (but so far only holds about 5% of that). It also hosts a mirror of the Internet Archive.

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ancient egypt

Herodotos was definitely right about the staggering number of ancient monuments to be found in Egypt. What's even more mindboggling is how well they are preserved, surviving millennia of sand and sun, robbers and tourists, often with thei… Read the full post »

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