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Fig. 49b. Scholars Using the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt, c.300-200 BC, unknown artist, probably c. 1900.

The origins of the Alexandrian Library and Mouseion A proper discussion on Alexandria’s institutions should start from their origins, since they are also related to the universal character of their activities, while it can help the reader understand the actual role of the Greek cultural element within such context. The Alexandrian Library and Museum seem to be rooted in Greek, Egyptian and Eastern institutions. Museum’s organisation as a research institution was based on the schools of Athens, such as the Academy of Plato and the

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