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Historic Alexandria

Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in about 331BC. The Pharos (lighthouse) of Alexandria was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and once stood by the harbour. The 40-metre-high structure was the tallest on earth, but was destroyed in the Middle Ages. A 15th century fort now stands on its foundations. Among surviving Greek and Roman ruins are the Catacombs of Kom al-Shuqafa and Egypt’s only Roman amphitheatre. Famed for the Library of Alexandria, the ancient world’s largest,
the city is now home to the striking, glass-roofed Bibliotheca Alexandrina library, inaugurated in 2003.


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