Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Destruction of the Library of Alexandria

October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Butler University, Pharmacy Building 150
4602 Clarendon Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States


AIA Society: Central Indiana

Lecturer: Nancy Serwint

The lecture offers details of what is known of the famed Library of Alexandria. In addition to housing an incredible literary corpus, the library attracted some of the best minds of the ancient world, who not only were credited as serving as the librarian but who also conducted critical research – their contributions will be detailed. Serving as a repository for an exceptional quantity of written material, the loss of information in ancient Alexandria by the destruction of the library is cast in the light of the lamentable historical reality in the modern era of the destruction of libraries as a political tool to erase cultural memory.

Details

Date:
October 3, 2019
Time:
8:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,

Contact

Lynne Kvapil
Email:
lkvapil@butler.edu

Venue

Butler University, Pharmacy Building 150
4602 Clarendon Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
+ Google Map

support Us

The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.