Saturday, July 30, 2011

What Does the Ancient Library of Alexandria and the WTC Towers Have in Common?.

The founding of the Royal Library of Alexandria has been called the beginning of modern history, as it was not just a library, but a global research center that attracted many of the greatest scholars in the ancient world. It functioned as a major center of thought, culture and activity.

It contained works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, Socrates and many more; however, the Library of Alexandria, is believed to have been destroyed in a huge fire around 2000 years ago and its voluminous works lost.

Fast forward some 2,000 years later, and attacks on World Trade Center not only destroy the lives of thousands of people, but tens of thousands of records, irreplaceable historical documents and art. Not to mention all that was possibly destroyed when we invaded Iraq, the cradle of civilization.

Moreover, just as mystery surrounds the destruction of the the ancient library, mystery surrounds the destruction of the WTC towers, despite the official fiction story.

Letters written by Helen Keller. Forty-thousand photographic negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by the president's personal cameraman. Sculptures by Alexander Calder and Auguste Rodin. The 1921 agreement that created the agency that built the World Trade Center.

Besides ending nearly 3,000 lives, destroying planes and reducing buildings to tons of rubble and ash, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks destroyed tens of thousands of records, irreplaceable historical documents and art.

In some cases, the inventories were destroyed along with the records. And the loss of human life at the time overshadowed the search for lost paper. A decade later, agencies and archivists say they're still not completely sure what they lost or found, leaving them without much of a guide to piece together missing history.
Is it like George Orwell once said, "Who controls the past controls the future Who controls the present, controls the past." It it possible that the burning of the Library of Alexandria and the "burning" of the WTC towers are both an attempt to control history?

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