Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/May 29

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Today in 1453 was the final destruction of the Imperial Library of Constantinople in the Fall of Constantinople after it was already heavily damaged from several fires and a christian Crusade in 1204. It was the last great library of the ancient world. Even though it was destroyed, it contributed greatly to modern-day knowledge of classical greek literature. It used to be a big collection and a center of study and science with great copying efforts.

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