collapse collapse

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Fire at L'Institute d'Egypte  (Read 1567 times)

Offline Bestekeni

  • Semer-Wati
  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Fire at L'Institute d'Egypte
« on: December 17, 2011, 03:29:38 pm »


Quote
"A fire that engulfed the building of the historic Egyptian Scientific
Institute on Saturday morning has been extinguished. The extent of the
damage has not yet been determined. The fire started on the lower
floors of the building, which is on Qasr al-Aini Street in central Cairo,
but later reached the higher floors. The firemen, who arrived very late
at the site, could not initially control the fire. State news agency MENA
said that firemen eventually managed to control it, but state TV reported
that the fire damaged the whole building and all of its collections. (...)
The institute is considered the oldest scientific institute in Egypt. It was
established as L'Institute d'Egypte in August 1798 by Napoleon
Bonaparte during the French invasion of Egypt. Its mission is to
advance high quality research in various fields, ranging from biology
and mathematics to fine arts and archaeology. Its library contains
more than 200,000 books, including the original volumes of the
"Description de l'Égypte" (Description of Egypt), begun in 1798
by French scientists in Egypt. (..)"

 Article at al-Masry al-Youm
Fedw diviner for Bes
𓃀𓎂𓀭𓏏𓎡𓈖𓁐
Sat Bes her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

Offline Bestekeni

  • Semer-Wati
  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Fire at L'Institute d'Egypte
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:05:25 am »
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/29641.aspx

"A fire that erupted on Saturday in Egypt's Institute for the Advancement
of Scientific Research has resulted in the loss of several precious
manuscripts, according to Zein Abdel-Hadi, head of Egypt's Libraries
and Archives Department, which has taken possession of many of the
books rescued  from the fire. The original manuscript of Napoleon's
historic "Description De L'Egypt" was reportedly among the losses.
Young revolutionaries rushed into the institute - which is located next
to the Cabinet building, the site of ongoing clashes between security
personnel and anti-government protesters - as soon as the fire erupted
in hopes of rescuing the thousands original manuscripts housed there.
Nearly 30,000 books were rescued out of a total of around 196,000
in the institute's collection, estimated Abdel-Hadi, who went on to
commend the young activists' courage. (..)"
Fedw diviner for Bes
𓃀𓎂𓀭𓏏𓎡𓈖𓁐
Sat Bes her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

Offline Bestekeni

  • Semer-Wati
  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Fire at L'Institute d'Egypte
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 11:04:19 am »
Chuck Jones has created a blog to aggregate news about the fire:

http://ancientworldbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/12/fire-at-institut-degypte-cairo.html

There are some great/devastating pictures.
Fedw diviner for Bes
𓃀𓎂𓀭𓏏𓎡𓈖𓁐
Sat Bes her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

Offline Tanebet

  • Rev Astrid - Ordained Clergy, Semer-Wati
  • Country: 00
Re: Fire at L'Institute d'Egypte
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 11:49:40 am »
devasting indeed     :(
Tanebetheru "Heru's Lordship"
Sat Heru Sa Aset her Nisut (AUS), Meryt Ra-Heru-akhety her Heru-Behedety
Heri-Sesheta Heru-Sa-Aset

This is what I was born to: to live, to love, to know, to change and embrace the infinite.
Normandi Ellis: "Awakening Osiris"

 


* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 3011
  • stats Total Posts: 289147
  • stats Total Topics: 19620
  • stats Total Categories: 8
  • stats Total Boards: 112
  • stats Most Online: 217