A Symbol for the New Egypt - The Wall Street Journal on the Library of Alexandria

“Looking like a massive computer chip or the disc of the sun rising up from the Mediterranean coast, the hypermodern successor to the ancient library of Alexandria stands out as a beacon of hope, efficiency and enlightenment among the crumbling buildings of Egypt's second-largest city,” writes Michael Wise in today’s Wall Street Journal.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the library is formally known by its Latin name), is a Carnegie Corporation grantee.  In the article, Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation’s president and the former head of the New York Public Library, praises Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria, as “a marvelous defender of freedom and scientific thought.”

Read the Wall Street Journal article.