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Monday, May 25, 2015
Bonus FYI - Interesting!!!!
The Greatest Library
Did you know that the greatest library that ever existed was built before Christ was even born? It was built in the city named for Alexander the Great, Alexandria, in Egypt at the mouth of the Nile River. Along with the great lighthouse built there, the library was truly one of the wonders of the ancient world. The materials collected within its walls numbered so many that no human being ever could learn all its contents in a dozen lifetimes. Yet all it took was a random spark to destroy Man’s greatest treasure ever assembled. After Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon in 49 BCE, his main opponent, Pompey, fled to Egypt. Caesar pursued him, and a major naval battle ensued just outside Alexandria. A single spark from one of Pompey’s ships landed on the structure housing the library; the resulting fire burned it and its contents to the ground.
I was born in Holland in 1950. My parents immigrated to the US when I was two. I have many close friends and family on both continents. My wife Diane and I have been happily married since 1974. I have four children and one grandchild (two more are on the way). I love writing and sharing what I wrote most of all..