Most historical accounts seem to agree that in 48 B.C., the Library of Alexandria was destroyed. Many of these accounts claim that it was the result of a fire accidentally set on the docks by Caesar’s ships, which were in the harbor at the time. Other historians claim that the fire never happened and the library was either closed or destroyed for other reasons.
In my latest short story, THE FIRST BOOK OF THE DEAD, we see an alternate, much more terrible view of the events of that day in Egypt. You can read this short story here.