Mouseion is a cult center built for the cultivation and worship of the Muses. Originally, it was an open portico with an altar, but without a regular temple. Demetrius of Phalero advised Soter I to build the Library muses and the Mouseion. It was situated in the royal quarter. It consisted of a cloister, an […]

By 331 B.C Alexander the Macedonian had already full control of Egypt. He  conquered it in October 332 BC and crowned as a pharaoh at Memphis in November. He stayed in Egypt not more than seven months. In order to legitimate his rule and to win the allegiance (loyalty) of the Egyptian priests, he planned […]

The Cemetery of Kom El-Shoqafa This cemetery is also known as “the Catacomb”. It is located in Kom El-Shoqafa area at Karmous district, to the west of Alexandria. It dates back to the 1st or 2nd Centuries A.D. It was discovered in 1900 by chance when the legs of a donkey fell in the mouth […]

Pompey’s Pillar It was erected on the top of the platform of the temple of Serapis in 292 A.D by the people of Alexandria as thanksgiving for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. A revolt broke out in Alexandria and then, the Roman Emperor Diocletian came and surrounded the city until it surrendered because of famine and […]

  The Roman Theatre This theatre was discovered at Kom El-Dikka area by the Polish expedition in 1960 when they were removing the remains of the Old Napoleonic fort. This theatre is the only one discovered in Alexandria and it dates back to the First and Second Centuries A.D. Description: The theatre consists of auditorium […]

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