The New Library of Alexandria

The New Library of Alexandria

Book Culture

The Library of Alexandria was maybe the greatest repository of knowledge in the ancient world. Located in Alexandria, Egypt, right on the Mediterranean, the library was burned by Julius Caesar in 48AD, and centuries worth of written wisdom were lost. If you’re as upset about this fact as the rest of the internet, it’s probably too soon, but I come bearing good news: though we’ll probably never know exactly the magnitude of what we lost, there is now another library on the site of the burned one. Image via Ancient World Magazine   The Maktabat El-Iskandarīyah (or… Library of Alexandria, …

The Story Behind Egypt’s Amazing Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Story Behind Egypt’s Amazing Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Book Culture

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not just one of the most crucial libraries in the Middle East, but it is also one of the major cultural centers in modern history. Located on the Mediterranean Shores in Alexandria, Egypt, it opened in 2002 and is an attempt to rejuvenate the virtuosity of the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria, which was established in around 250 BC, was located in Alexandria, Egypt, and was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The Library had acquired a large number of papyrus scrolls, with an estimated range of 40,000 …

Netflix Adapting Egyptian Author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s ‘Paranormal’

Netflix Adapting Egyptian Author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s ‘Paranormal’

Netflix’s content features shows and movies from all over the world from a variety of different genres. The expansion into new territory continues with a new series straight from Egypt. The streaming service announced that they have ordered the series Paranormal, based on the Egyptian novel series of the same name. Combining several different genres, the series follows haematologist Dr. Refaat Ismail and his adventures dealing with the supernatural.     The series has been very well received and sold more than 15 million copies in the Arab world. The late author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, was the first contemporary horror …