Alexandria

Diver facing a sphinx representing Ptolemy XII, father of Cleopatra VII (1st century B.C.). Oriental port of Alexandria.

Cleopatra Queen of Egypt & Men’s Hearts – Woman of Influence

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Finding Cleopatra’s fabled city underwater off Alexandria Franck Goddio confirmed ancient descriptions of her palace through the archaeological treasures found

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Faces, Muses, Arts and Culture

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Faces, Muses, Arts and Culture

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, or new library of Alexandria was inspired by the enormous repository of knowledge lost when the ancient library caught on fire during a battle with Roman General Julius Caesar and burned to the ground. This all-new library of Alexandria opened its physical doors to the world in 2002. Since then it has become an important focal point for the sharing of knowledge as a practical means of aiding an understanding between world cultures.

Being Athenian

Being Athenian

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With the conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323) the ancient Greek world expanded, assuming a continental character. Its center of gravity moved east; the capitals of the new Hellenistic kingdom included Alexandria in Egypt, Antioch in Syria and Pergamum in Asia Minor. They became focuses for Greek civilisation. Athens at…