Egyptian Scientific Institute
The historic Egyptian Scientific Institute (established in 1798 as L'Institut d’Egypte) is located in Cairo. It was established in 1798 by Napoleon Bonaparte and has been the oldest scientific institute in Egypt. It holds the richest and the rarest library in Egypt with more than 200,000 volumes. It was set on fire on 17 December 2011 during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Professor Mahmoud l-Shernoby, the general secretary of the institute, told that the damage is a "great loss" to Egypt and that those "who caused this disaster should be punished".
A first estimate says that only 30,000 volumes have been saved of a total of 200,000.
- Amid army crackdown, Egypt’s richest library set on fire (Archived at WebCite)
- A black day for heritage: burning the Egyptian Scientific Institute (Archived at WebCite)
- Un incendio durante los disturbios de El Cairo destruye el original de la 'Descripción de Egipto' encargada por Napoleón (Archived at WebCite)
|This Egypt-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|