The capital of Egypt during the Greek and Roman period. It was established by Alexander the great 332 BC, he selected the¬ location by the Mediterranean Sea to be¬ close to his home land Greece. Alexandria, according to Alexander will must be his final resting place as he wished to be buried the and according to our documents we believe that Alexander was died in Pabylon but Mummified and buried in Alexandria.
There was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world in Alexandria; Light house "pharos" which was 134 meters high but unfortunately horrible earthquake in 7 century AD strike Alexandria and it was destroyed .At the location of the light house¬ and the time of the Muslim, they built ¬a mosque over the ruins of the light house, but another earthquake took place¬ and the mosque was destroyed. Now, we have the castle or the Fortress of Qaytbay, where the light House had been.
Alexandria monuments displays the interaction and mix between the Egyptian civilizations well as the Creek and Roman one.
The most famous historical sites in Alexandria:
Catacomb or Kom El-Shoqafa as they call¬ it in Egypt. Roman theater, Pompey pillar¬ and the Royal library of Alexandria.