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Library of Alexandria


The Library of Alexandria was a library built by the ancient Greeks in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Its librarians not only ejected the Fourth Doctor but suspended his lending privileges, because, according to him, "they didn't trust me after I misshelved the Dead Sea Scrolls". Nevertheless, he still had one of their books, Ptolemy's Treatise on the Structure, Position and Medicinal Nature of Celestial Bodies out on loan some 2093 years and four months after it was due back. (PROSE: Eye of Heaven)

The Library of Alexandria reminded Ian Chesterton of University College London. and was set on fire in the 5th century. (AUDIO: The Library of Alexandria)

By the time of his sixth incarnation, the Doctor saved several scrolls from the fire. (AUDIO: The Carrionite Curse)

At some point before his seventh incarnation, the Doctor saved two plays by Aristophanes from the flames. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse) The Eighth Doctor told Tamsin Drew that he couldn't save the Halcyon from the Ice Warriors any more than he could prevent the fire of the Library of Alexandria. (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars)

Iris Wildthyme once compared the Great Big Book Exchange to the Library of Alexandria. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

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