Fahrenheit 451

Unrest in Egypt has caused the burning of a major library.  The historian in me, especially with my interest in the Ancient Near East, finds this terribly sad.

Here is the story.

It recalls something that happened before when the great library at Alexandria burned.

Ray Bradbury used Fahrenheit 451 to refer to book burning because that is the ignition temperature of paper.


About theoutwardquest

I have many interests, but will blog mostly about what I read in the fields of Bible and religion.
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