Napoleon’s ‘Description De L’Egypte’ Lost to Fire

Posted by admin on Dec 21, 2011

A fire that erupted on Saturday in Egypt’s Institute for the Advancement of Scientific Research has resulted in the loss of several precious manuscripts, according to Zein Abdel-Hadi, head of Egypt’s Libraries and Archives Department, which has taken possession of many of the books rescued from the fire.

The original manuscript of Napoleon’s historic “Description De L’Egypt” was reportedly among the losses.

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