Scholars grieve loss of priceless antiquities in Cape Town fire

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    It was no ordinary #library. The University of #CapeTown’s Jagger Reading Room, destroyed by a runaway #fire this week, was a beacon of African history and intellect. The African studies section of the 1930s library was engulfed by flames on Sunday when a fire sparked on the foothills of the city’s iconic Table Mountain spread to the nearby campus.

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