The History of Media (The Beginning-1950 A.D.)

Library of Alexandria

    Founded around 300 BC, the first known international library and university represented the peak of ancient knowledge. The library was destroyed sometime between 48 BC and 642 AD. Whether its destruction was caused by Julius Caesar, Emperor Aurelian, Emperor Theodosius I, or by Muslim conquest, this event was a major setback to the world of science and civilization.
    The ancient Library of Alexandria held many secrets that hadn't been rediscovered until many centuries after it disappeared into ruin. It has been said that if this library was never destroyed, we might be a thousand years more advanced than we are today.