Hypatia and the Great Fall of Alexandria
Hypatia of Alexandria was a renowned philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician in the 4th century CE. She was revered for her knowledge and wisdom, and was seen as a symbol of learning in a time when science and philosophy had become less valued. In 415 CE, Hypatia was brutally murdered by a group of Christian monks, which is considered to be the beginning of the Great Fall of Alexandria. This event marked the end of the city’s golden age, and its reputation as a center of scientific and intellectual excellence.
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