About Bibliotheca Alexandrina – ECPP

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina


The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a wonderful reincarnation of the famed ancient library of Alexandria. The original library held the largest collection of manuscripts in the world and was a great center of learning for 600 years until it burned down in the 3rd century. The dramatic new library, resembling an angled discus or a great sundial.

The Library of Alexandria is of religious significance because of its original role as a temple, its historical association and its collection of many religious manuscripts (including rare copies of the Qur’an).