Bibliotheca Alexandrina Almost Complete

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I remember when the Bibliotheca Alexandrina had
somewhere between 200,000 and 700,000 scrolls. It
was a sad, sad day when the library burned down way
back in
48BC. Well now things are all better. HREF=\"http://www.ngnews.com/\">National
Geographic has a HREF=\"http://www.ngnews.com/news/2000/10/103020
00/alexandria_3229.asp\">Story (sent in by Bob
Cox) on the $200 million renovations. When it is
opened, early next year, there will be room for 8 million
books.

\"I think it\'s an inspiring building,\" the
library\'s director, Professor Mohsen Zahran, says. \"It
has a great deal of symbolism and meaning, and it
carries a message to future generations.\"