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Institut d’Egypte

The Institut d’Égypte was a learned academy formed by Napoleon Bonaparte to carry out research during his Egyptian campaign.

It first met 24 August 1798, and ceased 21 March 1801: resumed 1836 as The Egyptian Society, and its original name restored 1918.


LocationEdit

Near Tahrir and Egyptian parliament: the building was destroyed in December 2011, with a proportion of the documents being saved.

HoldingsEdit

Reorganized and recatalogued, friendly, and useful library, especially for pre-1914 books, bulletins, and statistical compendiums, mostly in French. (John Chalcraft, The Striking Cabbies of Cairo, p. 14)

More information on the Wikipedia page [1]