EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
When the Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986, 3 men dove into contaminated waters to prevent a massive explosion that could have spewed radioactive materials across parts of Europe, saving countless lives. When they resurfaced, they were already suffering from radiation sickness and died soon after. Source