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Uppsala castle had a Gaddafi-room

Published söndag 13 mars 2011 kl 12.26

Not only the London School of Economics, but also Uppsala University received funding from the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in the beginning of the 1980s, according to the Christian daily Världen idag. The money financed trips to the arab countries, but also paid the rent of a room at Uppsala castle, which was filled with bookshelves filled with only one title: Gaddafi's "green book".

The funding was received by the now deceased professor of history of religion Jan Bergman. When the university principal at the time, Martin Holmdahl, found out about the money, he confronted Bergman and the secret of the Gaddafi-room, with all the copies of the dictator's political manifesto, was discovered.

"I asked Bergman what on earth he wanted all those books for. He said he had to accept them in return for the money," Holmdahl tells Världen idag.

According to the news agency TT, an end was put to the funding arrangement, and the books were chucked out.

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