Secrets of ancient Alexandria

In this video, you will find amazing information about ancient Alexandria
The history of Alexandria dates back to the city's founding, by Alexander the Great, in 331 BC. Yet, before that, there were some big port cities just east of Alexandria, at the western edge of what is now Abu Qir Bay. The Canopic (westernmost) branch of the Nile Delta still existed at that time and was widely used for shipping.
After its foundation, Alexandria became the seat of the Ptolemaic Kingdom and quickly grew to be one of the greatest cities in the Hellenistic world. Only Rome, which gained control of Egypt in 30 BC, eclipsed Alexandria in size and wealth.


 

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