Royal Tropical Institute to Ship 400,000 Books to Egypt

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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.

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Ismail Serageldin, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is visiting Amsterdam to finalise a deal. The Egyptians will pay the packing and shipping costs.