Roman Baths

In the same dig as the Villa of the Birds and the roman road are the brick remains of what our guide told us was roman baths. They are the only brick ruins on the site.¬†There are a number of rooms and arches visible, as well as drains and sewers that apparently served the little […]

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Villa of the Birds

Down below the amphitheater, and rarely visited is a small, carefully restored Roman home with beautiful mosaics.

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Hall of Caracalla Tombs

Connected to the Catacombs of Shouqafa is a deep, brick arched hall — underground — called the Hall of Caracalla.

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Greco-Roman Museum

The Greco-Roman museum has one of the best collections of Roman and Greek artifacts in Egypt. Nearly 40.000 items are arranged throughout the museum, dating from about 300 BC to 300 BCE.

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Alexandria

The city of Alexandria was indeed founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. He had conquered Egypt and constructed a capital city along the coast. It was the first egyptian city built on the Greek model, with grid-like streets

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Pompey’s Pillar

This is one of the oddest monuments in Alexandria, it looks completely out of place — just a single granite column, standing on a hill, for no apparent reason. It has been called “An imposing by ungraceful object”, and it really is

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Qaitbay Fort

On promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean stands the Fort of Sultan Qaitbay, a huge castle reached by a long causeway along the bay

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Roman Road

In the same hillside where the Roman Amphitheater has been excavated. an ongoing dig is revealing a Roman street — residential areas, shops. pavements, and baths from the third century BCE

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Roman Amphitheater

One of the most interesting things about Alexandria, I think, is that there is an entire, older Roman city beneath the modern one. In the few places they have dug down they have revealed Roman roads, baths, houses, streets and theatres.

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