Amid army crackdown, Egypt’s richest library set on fire


At today’s opposition army and rebels in the heart of Cairo, on the street Kasr El Aini was burned down the building “of the Institute of Egypt.”

“Institute of Egypt” – a private, nonprofit organization, which was kept in the collections of more than 200 thousand books and manuscripts, in calm those unique editions of the XIX century.

“The Institute of Egypt” was created more than 200 years ago by order of Napoleon Bonaparte. All this happened less than five hours ago.

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