Where is Alexandria Located?
Alexandria is a second big city in Egypt after Cairo, it’s one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world. It was the ancient capital of Egypt in the past, located in the north of Egypt along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea by 32Km. Alexandria one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt, it’s a principle seaport, major industrial center and a popular tourist attraction in Egypt.
How was Alexandria founded?
Alexandria was founded by Alexander The Great in 331 BCE when he comes to Egypt, while his visit to Amun Temple in Siwa, he stopped at magical village called Racotis where he built his new city Alexandria to be the link between Greece and Egypt, it became intellectual and cultural center for the ancient world due to the great library was the first research institute in history, it contained more than 700,000 papyrus scrolls.
What is Alexandria Famous for?
Alexandria famous for its beautiful climate and it’s fantastic beaches on the Mediterranean Sea.
The Famous Landmarks in Alexandria
Lighthouse of Alexandria is considered one of the seven wonders of ancient Egypt.
Qaitbay Citadel is located in the same place of the Alexandria Lighthouse to protect Egypt from Ottoman’s attacks that threatened all of the Arabic areas.
Pompei’s Pillar is considered one of the highest memorial in the world.
Greco-Roman Museum presents many of the monuments that date back to the Ptolemaic and Greek dynasty.
Alexandria catacombs or Kom EL Shoqafashows the fusion between the cultures of ancient Egypt and ancient Greek.
The Roman Amphitheatre is considered a rare artifact as there is only one of its kind located in Egypt.
Many places in Alexandria like Montazah Gardens, the National Museum of Alexandria.
Alexandria Library one of the most important places in Alexandria, which is considered to be one of the largest libraries in the world that contains more than 8 million books. Alexandria is a very beautiful city where a lot of tourists make a must-see destination during their trip to Egypt.
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