Alexandria, Egypt

The Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) مكتبة الإسكندرية


  • Alexandria
    - The Famous Library of Alexandria is now being rebuilt on what is believed to be the original site of this great source of knowledge. This web site has a brief section on Alexandria Library, but not in detail.

  • The BBC reports that a joint Egyptian-Polish team believes that they have discovered the ancient Library of Alexandria, including ancient lecture halls or auditora, in the Brucheion region of the ancient city.


Archeology in Alexandria, Egypt

Egypt is literally floating on archeology. In Alexandria, it is
not uncommon to find Roman amphorae and artifacts when digging
foundations for buildings.

  • Franck Goddio has done extensive marine archeology excavations in the eastern harbor of Alexandria, and in other places in Egypt (Abu Qir for example). Very interesting photos there.

  • 'Treasures of the Sunken City' - A PBS/NOVA Online Presentation on the treasures discovered under the sea off the shore in Alexandria.


Alexandria, Egypt Fanaticism

Alexandrines have a deep love for their city, often bordering on
fanticism. Being from a city that was founded 23 centuries ago, named
after Alexander the Great, been the trade emporium for centuries, a
center of learning for Hellenic and Christian, culture does make us
feel special.

Top 10 differences between Us (Alexandria) and Them (Cairo)

  1. They call Metro what we call Tram!
  2. They confusingly paint their taxis Black and White, instead of Black and Orange!
  3. They don't know how to say "Ayoooh" when surprised!
  4. They don't know how to to say everything in plural!



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