By Kriti Mazumdar
When you hear the word Egypt, the first thing that comes to mind is The Pyramids. Next in line are the Pharaohs; and then, the most powerful Queen Cleopatra. But did you know that this ancient land of mystery housed the first and one of the biggest libraries of the old world?
The Royal Library of Alexandria was a treasure trove of scriptures and knowledge in the ancient era. This temple of books was dedicated to the nine goddesses of arts, also known as the Muses. However, the Roman conquest and the Muslim invasion brought forth the destruction of this sacred place. And the raging Mediterranean Sea stood witness to the rise and fall of this major house of knowledge.