Library of Alexandria documentary. The ancient library of Alexandria was the largest and most famous in all of ancient history. Within the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty, it flourished and was the capital of scholarship right up until the Rome invaded in the conquest of Egypt.
It is widely accepted the great library was created around the beginning of the third century BC by the successor of Alexander the Great: Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian general. The exact number of reading material located there is known.
The Library of Alexandria was burnt down with the loss of all of its contents. It is most likely that the fire was caused by Julius Caesar in 48 BC who burnt ships in a nearby dock and the fire spread.