*rips off shirt* I LOVE HISTORY SO MUCH
EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
***INSANELY PAINFUL SHRIEKING***
*cries in a corner*
AHAHAHA BOOKS WERE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS AHAHAHA (they often weren’t; we had to read Matthew Battles’s Library: An Unquiet History, which has an entire chapter about this. I didn’t like much of the book, but the information about this is really interesting)
also the library at Alexandria probably wasn’t burned (io9 article has some sources; you can also check out the aforementioned book)
libraries HAVE been burned throughout history, but probably not this one
I’m working on lineart, so I thought I’d do this “warm-up” (ha ha) of GW. Loosely based on the famous portrait by John Trumbull.
Celebrating Bi Visibility Day with some Alexander Hamilton
current mood: john marshall having a misadventure in the library of congress
being really into history is cooler than being into math or science… someone who likes math and science is called a “math nerd” or a “science geek” but someone who likes history is called a “history buff” because of their strong, sensual arms
Wee Adams and Jefferson
Founding Fathers are fun to draw.