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Caliph Omar and the library of Alexandria

Caliph Omar/Umar lets the library of Alexandria burn, 642 AD (German: Der Kalif Omar lasst die Bibliothek zu Alexandria verbrennen). Omar/Umar (579-644 AD) - Caliph (634- 644) . Liebig card, Episodes from the Caliphate, 1897. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Caliph Omar and the library of Alexandria
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