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Ismail Serageldin

(b. 1944–)

Egyptian director of the Library of Alexandria, Cairo

“What happened was pure magic. People from within the demonstrations broke out of the demonstrations and simply linked hands, and they said, ‘This is our library. Don’t touch it.'”

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source: “Egypt’s Jewel Of A Library Reopens, Thanks To Demonstrators,” by Selena Simmons-Duffin, NPR, Morning Edition, February 24, 2011.

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