Library at Alexandria
The Egyptian city of Alexandria, founded 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great, had two celebrated libraries, one kept in a temple to Zeus and the other in a museum. At one time their combined collection of scrolls, representing the greatest knowledge of the Hellenistic and Jewish cultures, numbered around 700,000. A great university grew around the museum and attracted scholars from throughout the ancient world.
The destruction of the libraries began with the invasion and conquest of Alexandria by Caesar in 47 B.C. and culminated in 391 A.D. when Emperor Theodosius I ordered the razing of all pagan temples and structures within the Roman empire.
Lanto has said of the Inner Retreat:
This is a place to begin once again the library of Alexandria, where those immortal tomes were burned and then retrieved again in the heart of our retreat. This is a place for the gathering of the artifacts of Atlantis and the lore of Lemuria and the music that has not been heard on earth for a quarter of a million years!
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 25, no. 58.
- Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays, book 2, p. 75.