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The burning of the library in Alexandria by the Romans

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Antique The burning of the library in Alexandria by the Romans
€220.00

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Eigenschaften
  • Nürnberg
  • 1493
  • 1493
  • map
  • Holzschnitt, unkoloriert
  • Ägypten
  • 14.5 x 10,5 cm (5.75 x 4,25 inches).
  • 37231
  • In excellent condition. Sheet trimmed close to the edge.

Article description

Article description

Original antique woodcut, uncolored. This antique woodcut depicts a significant moment in history. The burning of the Alexandria Library in Egypt by the Romans under Julius Caesar in 47 BC. The woodcut from 1493 depicts this tragic event that forever changed the course of knowledge and science. The picture shows the splendor of the old library and the impressive collection of books. In this devastating fire, the flames engulf the building and symbolize destruction and loss. This woodcut is a poignant reminder of how power dynamics can shape history.


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