The port city of Alexandria

Alexander the Great founded the city in 332 BC. Unfortunately, no remains of this era have been found.

It is the 2nd largest city in Egypt and has the largest port. Alexandria is about 20 km long, but only 3 km wide.

The city is divided into two parts: the western side, which is completely oriental, and the eastern side, which is very modern and has a European feel.

The decision to settle Alexandria was not just a decision; it was a dream for Emperor Alexander the Great in 332 BC.

dream itself began by filling some of the water that formed an island stretching to the coast called Faros,

separates with an old port and a small village called Ractus or “dancer”,

surrounded by other small villages that are also located between the sea and Lake Mariout.

The port city of Alexandria was the capital of Egypt for almost a thousand years, until the Islamic conquest of Egypt by Amr ibn al-Aas in AD 64.

Alexandria was known throughout history for many sights,

such as the ancient library of Alexandria, which contained more than 700 thousand books.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Among the treasures found in the sea are remains of a great city that passed through

the Greeks had given the name Heraklion, but the Egyptians called the city Thonis.

This city had its heyday in 800 BC. BC to 700 BC B.C. The city was located on an island off the coast of the city of Alexandria,

in Abukir Bay. Heraklion, was six kilometers from the present coast,

And 1000 years ago, flooding completely submerged this place.

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