Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 13:01
Royal Tropical Institute to Ship 400,000 Books to Egypt
The Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam would give some 400,000 books to Egypt, reports the Volkskrant. The Biblioteca Alexandrina, a major library and cultural center in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, wants to take these books, which were set to be dumped. Books / Flickr Ismail Serageldin, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is visiting Amsterdam to finalise a deal. The Egyptians will pay the packing and shipping costs.