EarthCirumferencecalculation_byEratosthenesofCyrene Eratosthenes working in Alexandria around 200 BC was able to estimate to within 1.6% accuracy the circumference of the Earth. He knew that the city of Swenet was directly on the Tropic of Cancer as a man’s shadow could not be seen even in a deep well literals.wordpress.com/ 2013/06/21/ eratosthenescircumference/ by James Buckland Hits: 822


AmmoniusSaccas Ammonius Saccas is mainly known as the teacher of Plotinus whom he taught for eleven years from 232 to 243 Plotinus is regarded as the founder of Neoplatonism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Ammonius_Saccas Hits: 682


Euclid_inTheSchoolofAthens Euclid the father of Geometry was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I [323–283 BC] with his textbook "Elements" withe their "proofs" still being the standard today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Euclid Hits: 720


PtolemeII_by_JeanBaptistedeChampaigne Ptolemy II Philadelphus [309 BCE – 246 BCE] was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 BCE to 246 BCE. The son of the founder of the Ptolemaic kingdom Ptolemy I Soter invested much in the library and its scientific research en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Ptolemy _II_ Philadelphus Hits: 333


TheBurningoftheLibraryatAlexandria_391_AD "Seizing this opportunity Theophilus exerted himself to the utmost . he caused the Mithraeum to be cleaned out. Then he destroyed the Serapeum. and he had the phalli of Priapus carried through the midst of the forum" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Theophilus_of_ Alexandria Hits: 541


alexandrianlibrary Ancient Library of Alexandria flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Library_of_Alexandria Hits: 475


Hypatia_CW_Mitchell In 415 AD The first woman of mathematics murdered for being an influential Platonist pagan Hypatia @ cosmopolis.com Hits: 328


HypatiaAlexandria Hypatia of Alexandria  The end of the Hellenic Age wiki/Hypatia [born between 350 and 370 AD – 415 AD] Hits: 309

