Alive, Bad, and Books: In ancient Egypt, any books found
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<p>EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET <b>SO ANGRY</b>.</p>
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<p>but why</p>
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<p>Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.</p>
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<p>The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, &amp; important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.</p>
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<p>That graphic grinds my gears every time I see it</p>
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<p>romans.</p>
<p>

Julius Caesar to be precise<b> </b><br/></p>
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<p>Remember this when you’re conquering. Keep the books.</p>
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<p>THIS HURTS MY HEART SO MUCH EVERY TIME ITS BROUGHT UP<br/></p>
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<p>Julius Caesar needs to be stabbed for this</p>
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<p>I know we should totally stab Caesar</p>
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<p>Does March 15th sound good for everyone??</p>
</blockquote>
<p>hey everyone, guess what day it is</p>
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<p>Jesus fucking Christ, no, the burning of the library of Alexandria did not in any way slow down human progress. <b><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/5t6op5/facts_about_the_library_of_alexandria/ddkr2h6/">It wasn’t the only library to have existed in the world at the time</a>.</b></p>
<p><i>“</i><b>Alexandria was hardly the only library in the world, and the libraries at Pergamum and later Rome herself rivaled Alexandria in scale.</b><i> Antony replaced the losses of the fire during the Alexandrine War with copies made from the library at Pergamum, and libraries in gymnasia or simply founded for citizens abound during that period in the Greek world, they’re in like literally every city of any size. </i><br/><br/><i>If anything at all was lost it was almost certainly mainly critical commentaries on various authors, as well as catalogs of their works–both the Alexandrian library and the Pergamene one were famous for producing such commentaries. </i><br/><br/><i>Pretty much everything else of value would have existed elsewhere. It’s possible that a few (at that time probably little-known) philosophical texts might have been lost, but even such texts are likely to have had other copies elsewhere.”

</i><br/><br/><b><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1olia7/what_was_the_single_biggest_mistake_in_all_of/ccta37u/">Here’s an extensive and well sourced post debunking the utter bullshit myth that the burning of the Library somehow shot human progress back thousands of years</a></b> until the 16th century dragged Europe out of the “Dark Ages”. </p>
<p>Which is also a term very few historians use or take seriously anymore because it is, again, based off of inaccurate misconceptions about Medieval history, AS WELL as being an EXTREMELY Eurocentric viewpoint that ignores scientific and scholarly work done in other areas of the world like China and the Middle East.</p>
<p>During the so called ‘European Dark Ages’, architecture achieved complexities the Romans could only dream of, the first universities were opened, scholarship was kept alive, metalurgy advanced rapidly. </p>
<p><b>There wasn’t ONE renaissance, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_renaissances">there were THREE</a>.</b> The one we think of had it’s roots as far back as the 14th century. They didn’t come out of nowhere, the advancements were built off of work of hundreds of years of work by educated folk from across Euroasia and they fed into one another.</p>
<p><b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medieval_European_scientists">In fact, here’s a handy list of Medieval European scientists, from the 5th to 14th century.</a></b></p>
<p>That fucking graph up there is one of the most offensivley bad pseudo-historical memes. It’s so infamous, /r/BadHistory simply calls it  <b>“The Chart”</b>.</p>
<p>Let this fucking bullshit die already.</p>
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<p>Yes, I was about to rant on this until I got to the end.</p>
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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

That graphic grinds my gears every time I see it

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romans.

Julius Caesar to be precise 

Remember this when you’re conquering. Keep the books.

THIS HURTS MY HEART SO MUCH EVERY TIME ITS BROUGHT UP

Julius Caesar needs to be stabbed for this

I know we should totally stab Caesar

Does March 15th sound good for everyone??

hey everyone, guess what day it is

Jesus fucking Christ, no, the burning of the library of Alexandria did not in any way slow down human progress. It wasn’t the only library to have existed in the world at the time.

Alexandria was hardly the only library in the world, and the libraries at Pergamum and later Rome herself rivaled Alexandria in scale. Antony replaced the losses of the fire during the Alexandrine War with copies made from the library at Pergamum, and libraries in gymnasia or simply founded for citizens abound during that period in the Greek world, they’re in like literally every city of any size.

If anything at all was lost it was almost certainly mainly critical commentaries on various authors, as well as catalogs of their works–both the Alexandrian library and the Pergamene one were famous for producing such commentaries.

Pretty much everything else of value would have existed elsewhere. It’s possible that a few (at that time probably little-known) philosophical texts might have been lost, but even such texts are likely to have had other copies elsewhere.”

Here’s an extensive and well sourced post debunking the utter bullshit myth that the burning of the Library somehow shot human progress back thousands of years until the 16th century dragged Europe out of the “Dark Ages”. 

Which is also a term very few historians use or take seriously anymore because it is, again, based off of inaccurate misconceptions about Medieval history, AS WELL as being an EXTREMELY Eurocentric viewpoint that ignores scientific and scholarly work done in other areas of the world like China and the Middle East.

During the so called ‘European Dark Ages’, architecture achieved complexities the Romans could only dream of, the first universities were opened, scholarship was kept alive, metalurgy advanced rapidly. 

There wasn’t ONE renaissance, there were THREE. The one we think of had it’s roots as far back as the 14th century. They didn’t come out of nowhere, the advancements were built off of work of hundreds of years of work by educated folk from across Euroasia and they fed into one another.

In fact, here’s a handy list of Medieval European scientists, from the 5th to 14th century.

That fucking graph up there is one of the most offensivley bad pseudo-historical memes. It’s so infamous, /r/BadHistory simply calls it  “The Chart”.

Let this fucking bullshit die already.

Yes, I was about to rant on this until I got to the end.

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In ancient Egypt any books found in ships coming into port would be brought immediately to the library of Alexandria and be copied The original would be kept in the library and the copy given back to the owner Ultrafactstumblrcom <p><a href=httpnotallheremyselfxtumblrcompost158464179876thewinddrifter-jaksandrow-pinstripebones class=tumblr_blog>notallheremyselfx<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpthewinddriftertumblrcompost158448142861jaksandrow-pinstripebones class=tumblr_blog>thewinddrifter<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpjaksandrowtumblrcompost158440951259pinstripebones-lesbiananglerfish class=tumblr_blog>jaksandrow<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a class=tumblr_blog href=httppinstripebonestumblrcompost140723925613>pinstripebones<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a class=tumblr_blog href=httplesbiananglerfishtumblrcompost138089736041>lesbiananglerfish<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a class=tumblr_blog href=httpthinkphrontisterytumblrcompost123487961872>thinkphrontistery<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a 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href=httpkvotheunkvothetumblrcompost91996111874>kvotheunkvothe<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a class=tumblr_blog href=httpultrafactstumblrcompost91744814059>ultrafacts<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpenwikipediaorgwikiLibrary_of_Alexandria#Destruction_of_the_Library>Source<a> <b>For more facts <a href=httpultrafactstumblrcom>follow Ultrafacts<a><b><p> <blockquote> <p>EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET <b>SO ANGRY<b><p> <blockquote> <p>but why<p> <blockquote> <p>Because it got burned All of that knowledge lost forever<p> <blockquote> <p><figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=371 data-orig-width=500 data-orig-src=https78mediatumblrcomtumblr_lkdeee4gtd1qd4jgjo1_500jpg><img src=https78mediatumblrcom59f822505f3957ccc7d55ec17aeb8427tumblr_inline_omuth58mCL1rkz8zy_540jpg alt= data-orig-height=371 data-orig-width=500 data-orig-src=https78mediatumblrcomtumblr_lkdeee4gtd1qd4jgjo1_500jpg><figure><p> <blockquote> <p>The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics engineering physiology geography blueprints medicine plays &amp important scriptures Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to studyMost of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost If the library still survived till this day society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world<p> <blockquote> <p>That graphic grinds my gears every time I see it<p> <blockquote> <p><figure data-orig-width=540 data-orig-height=45 class=tmblr-full data-orig-src=https78mediatumblrcom0d4ce5342e9fa394c6684833da39c4b3tumblr_inline_noc2gamyl11rk97aq_540png><img src=https78mediatumblrcom6735095640f69d762e11ff645f16d265tumblr_inline_omuth58c861rkz8zy_540png alt=image data-orig-width=540 data-orig-height=45 data-orig-src=https78mediatumblrcom0d4ce5342e9fa394c6684833da39c4b3tumblr_inline_noc2gamyl11rk97aq_540png><figure><p> <blockquote> <p>romans<p> <p> Julius Caesar to be precise<b> <b><br><p> <blockquote> <p>Remember this when you’re conquering Keep the books<p> <blockquote> <p>THIS HURTS MY HEART SO MUCH EVERY TIME ITS BROUGHT UP<br><p> <blockquote> <p>Julius Caesar needs to be stabbed for this<p> <blockquote> <p>I know we should totally stab Caesar<p> <blockquote> <p>Does March 15th sound good for everyone??<p> <blockquote> <p>hey everyone guess what day it is<p> <blockquote> <p>Jesus fucking Christ no the burning of the library of Alexandria did not in any way slow down human progress <b><a href=httpswwwredditcomrAskHistorianscomments5t6op5facts_about_the_library_of_alexandriaddkr2h6>It wasn’t the only library to have existed in the world at the time<a><b><p> <p><i>“<i><b>Alexandria was hardly the only library in the world and the libraries at Pergamum and later Rome herself rivaled Alexandria in scale<b><i> Antony replaced the losses of the fire during the Alexandrine War with copies made from the library at Pergamum and libraries in gymnasia or simply founded for citizens abound during that period in the Greek world they’re in like literally every city of any size <i><br><br><i>If anything at all was lost it was almost certainly mainly critical commentaries on various authors as well as catalogs of their works–both the Alexandrian library and the Pergamene one were famous for producing such commentaries <i><br><br><i>Pretty much everything else of value would have existed elsewhere It’s possible that a few at that time probably little-known philosophical texts might have been lost but even such texts are likely to have had other copies elsewhere” <i><br><br><b><a href=httpswwwredditcomrAskRedditcomments1olia7what_was_the_single_biggest_mistake_in_all_ofccta37u>Here’s an extensive and well sourced post debunking the utter bullshit myth that the burning of the Library somehow shot human progress back thousands of years<a><b> until the 16th century dragged Europe out of the “Dark Ages” <p> <p>Which is also a term very few historians use or take seriously anymore because it is again based off of inaccurate misconceptions about Medieval history AS WELL as being an EXTREMELY Eurocentric viewpoint that ignores scientific and scholarly work done in other areas of the world like China and the Middle East<p> <p>During the so called ‘European Dark Ages’ architecture achieved complexities the Romans could only dream of the first universities were opened scholarship was kept alive metalurgy advanced rapidly <p> <p><b>There wasn’t ONE renaissance <a href=httpsenwikipediaorgwikiMedieval_renaissances>there were THREE<a><b> The one we think of had it’s roots as far back as the 14th century They didn’t come out of nowhere the advancements were built off of work of hundreds of years of work by educated folk from across Euroasia and they fed into one another<p> <p><b><a href=httpsenwikipediaorgwikiList_of_medieval_European_scientists>In fact here’s a handy list of Medieval European scientists from the 5th to 14th century<a><b><p> <p>That fucking graph up there is one of the most offensivley bad pseudo-historical memes It’s so infamous rBadHistory simply calls it <b>“The Chart”<b><p> <p>Let this fucking bullshit die already<p> <blockquote> <p>Yes I was about to rant on this until I got to the end<p> <blockquote> Meme

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