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Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Egypt

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, BA (Latin for "Library of Alexandria"; Egyptian Arabic: مكتبة الإسكندرية‎ ), also referred to as "مكتبةالإسكندرية الجديدة" (English: New Alexandria Library) and even "الهيئةالعامة لمكتبة الإسكندرية" (English: The General Authority of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina) is a major library and cultural center on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria). It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented. The idea of reviving the old library dates back to 1974, when a committee set up by Alexandria University selected a plot of land for its new library. Construction work began in 1995 and, after some US$220 million had been spent, the complex was officially inaugurated on 16 October 2002. In 2010, the library received a donation of 500,000 books from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The gift makes the
Bibliotheca Alexandrina one of the largest Francophone libraries in the world.

BA was the site of the first mirror and external backup of the Internet Archive (official website:"

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Its flag is a horizontal background with the logo in the middle.
Esteban Rivera, 6 October 2021


Logo image located by Esteban Rivera, 6 October 2021

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Esteban Rivera, 6 October 2021