Allan Milne Lees

Dec 13, 2019

6 min read

Preserving Knowledge

How to send the best of our civilization into the future

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When the library of Alexandria was accidentally torched by legionaries loyal to Julius Caesar in 48 BCE, a wealth of knowledge was lost. The continuous decline of the library over the next two centuries meant that more than 90% of knowledge known to classical scholars was lost forever.