History helper

It wasn't just the Moslems who burned the Great Library of Alexandria

I have just read Arthur Black’s article in today’s newspaper (The News, May 1). It contains inaccurate statements that should be addressed.

The Library of Alexandria was burned by Julius Caesar in 48 BC … accidentally … then again by the Emperor Aurelian about 370, then again by a Christian decree in 391. In 642, there was very little left of the great library.

Please ask Arthur Black to check his facts before putting incorrect ‘information’ in print.

The way he wrote this article, one would think that the Library of Alexandria was intact until the Moslem army came. That is not true!

Louise Wilson