Sunday, December 18, 2011

Major Historic Egyptian Library Devastated by Fire

A major library gets torched in Cairo during protest clashes with the Egyptian military.
A scene from the fire. (via lemonde.fr/Reuters)
Major Historic Egyptian Library Devastated by Fire
hyperallergic.com
La Libération has confirmed that the 213-year-old Institut d’Égypte, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798, has been ravaged by fire.
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