Alexandria travel guide

Alexander the Great founded it. Queen Cleopatra lorded over it. Alexandria's birth and early history is a calling card of famous names. This was the Mediterranean's dazzling jewel of a city, home to the Great Library of Alexandria and the colossal Pharos Lighthouse — one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In more recent times, from the late 19th century up until the 1950s, Alexandria was something of a bohemian bad boy, with a glittering cast of writers, poets, and artists who made the city their home.


Top attractions in Alexandria Egypt

Find top attractions in Alexandria Egypt and Places to visit.Alexander the Great founded it. Queen Cleopatra lorded over it. Alexandria's birth and early history is a calling card of famous names. This was the Mediterranean's dazzling jewel of a city, home to the Great Library of Alexandria and the

the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa in Alexadria

Kom el-Shuqafa the Catacomb represent the largest known Roman burial place in Egypt. With three tiers of tombs that could accommodate up to 300 corpses. the architectural style of the tomb mirrors Greco-Roman styles.

Pompey pillar

Has nothing to do with Pompey.The story behind the name refers to the possible burial ground of the Roman general when he fled to Egypt and was assassinated after losing a major battle in Greece against Caesar. The red granite column was probably built to honour Emperor Diocletian

The Roman Amphitheatre Kom el Dikka

The ruins of Kom el – Dikka offer visitors a glimpse of an ancient Roman cityscape complete with theatre, public baths, houses, and palatial villas. What was once a Roman town found itself neglected and largely forgotten, only to be rediscovered and excavated in 1960? Over the past half-century, dis

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