What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria?

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Imagine if one library in your area decided to collect as much information as possible by hand—not an easy task. Believe it or not, the Library of Alexandria in Ancient Greece did just that! Learners watch an educational video, answer multiple-choice questions, view the Library of Alexandria digital archives, and engage in class discussion surrounding the theories as to what might have happened to the documents in the Library of Alexandria.

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