The Graeco-Roman Museum is the largest one specializing in the Graeco-Roman civilization in the Mediterranean region. It is located in Alexandria, Egypt. Erected in 1892, it was first built in a five-room apartment, inside one small building on Horriya Street. In 1895, it was transferred to another, larger building near Gamal Abdul Nasser Street. The […]

The Alexandria National Museum is a museum in Alexandria, Egypt. It was inaugurated the 31 December 2003 by Hosni Mubarak. The museum is housed in the old Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace. He was one of the wealthiest wood merchants in Alexandria during his lifetime. It is located in a renovated Italian style palace in Tariq […]

The most important historic mosque in Alexandria, Egypt, as well as a very beautiful one, is Abu El Abbas El Mursi Mosque. Constructed in 1775, it was built over the tomb dates back to the 13th century. It is located in the Anfoushi neighborhood of Alexandria, near the Citadel of Qaitbay. It is popular for […]

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 […]

It is beautifully maintained and feature Al-Montazah is the Arabic translation for park. This area was belonged to Mohamed Ali family. This area contains two palaces, The Montazah Palace and Royal Gardens. These two royal palaces built during the 19th and 20th centuries. They are located to the east of central Alexandria and it was […]

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, in Alexandria. The Fort was built in the 1480’s by Sultan Qaitbey, on the site of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse. Parts of the remains of the lighthouse can be seen in the construction of the old fort. One of the […]

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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