The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural centre located on the waterfront in Alexandria. It was built between 1995 and 2002, based on a design of Sn°hetta. It was inspired by the ancient Great Library of Alexandria, which existed between the 3rd and 1st centuries BC in Alexandria and contained half a million texts. The main reading hall is covered by a 32m high glass-panelled roof.
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