Full Day Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt,with a population of 4.1 million:

It is a major economic centre in Egypt and the largest seaport,serving approximately 80% of Egypt imports and exports.

It was home to a light house ranking among the Seven wonders of the Ancient world as well as a storied library.

Alexandria is also an important tourist destination.

In Alexandria you will see:

1. The Catacombs:   

The Catacombs dates backs to the 2nd century A.D.It is consisting of 3 levels cut into the bed rock,a staircase,a rotunda,the triclinium or a banquette hall,a vistibul,an antchamber and aburial chamber with three recesses on it;in each recess in a sarcophagus.

 

 

 

2. Pompey’s Pillar:

It is a Roman triumphal column ,and the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome.

The measures 20.46 in height with a dimeter of 2.71 m at its base.

The weight of the single piece of red Aswan grainte is estimated at 285  tones.

 

3. Citadel of Qaitbay:

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15 th -century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean coast.It was established in 1477 A.D by Sultun Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qait Bay .

It was erected on the exact site of the famous lighthouse of Alexandria,which was one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world.

 

4. The Bibliotheca of Alexandria:

The Bibliotheca is a major library and cultural center located on the   Mediterranean sea.It is both a commemoration of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity,and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center study and erudition represented.


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