Alexandria

What is Alexandria known for?


fierce religious

army officer who served under Napoleon, converted to Islam, and oversaw an overhaul of the Egyptian army. In addition to her sisters, Faiza, Faika, and Fathiya, and her brother, Farouk, she had two half-siblings from her father's previous marriage to Princess Shivakiar Khanum Effendi. DATE OF BIRTH 5 November 1921 PLACE OF BIRTH Ras Al-Teen Palace, Alexandria, Egypt DATE OF DEATH Severus is said to have stirred up a fierce religious war among


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by two religious experts. One of the experts was one of the Eumolpidae, the ancient family from whose members the hierophant of the Eleusinian Mysteries had been chosen since before history, and the other was the scholarly Egyptian priest Manetho, which gave weight to the judgement both for the Egyptians and the Greeks. '''Buto''' ( , ''Boutos

was of the Eumolpidae, the ancient family from whose members the hierophant of the Eleusinian Mysteries had been chosen since before history, and the other was the scholarly Egyptian priest Manetho, which gave weight to the judgement both for the Egyptians and the Greeks. With his (i.e. Osiris's) wife Isis, and their son Horus (in the form of Harpocrates), Serapis won an important place in the Greek world, In his ''Description of Greece'', Pausanias notes two


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Elizabeth D. title Forensic Science chapter Ancient science and forensics editor Ayn Embar-seddon, Allan D. Pass (eds.) publisher Salem Press year 2008 pages 43 isbn 978-1587654237 (as with the Egyptians, who removed the organs through tiny slits in the body). Notable Greek autopsists were Erasistratus and Herophilus of Chalcedon, who lived in 3rd century BC Alexandria, but in general, autopsies were rare in ancient Greece


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' written work that survived through the Middle Ages were an influential source of ideas for scientists during the Renaissance, while the discovery in 1906 of previously unknown works

Guy p. 77 ISBN 0-7945-0225-3 (2006) The written work of Archimedes has not survived as well as that of Euclid, and seven of his treatises are known to have existed only through references made to them by other authors. Pappus of Alexandria mentions ''On Sphere-Making'' and another work on polyhedra (polyhedron), while Theon of Alexandria quotes a remark about refraction from the

of Alexandria, Egypt." inventor and mathematician in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt. He wrote the first treatises on the science of compressed air and its uses in pumps (and even a cannon). This, in combination with his work on the elasticity (theory of elasticity) of air ''On pneumatics'', earned him the title of "father of pneumatics." None of his written work has survived, including his ''Memorabilia,'' a compilation of his research that was cited


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worked together on five books in defense of Origen. '''Nelson's Island''' is an island located in Abū Qīr Bay (Abu Qir Bay), off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. It is a local site for picnics


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. While the Old Testament writings describe Sheol as the permanent place of the dead, in the Second Temple period (roughly 500 BCE-70 CE) a more diverse set of ideas evolved: in some texts


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goddess, which some modern-day Wiccans associate with the concept of 'Maiden, Mother, Crone', a modern interpretation of triple goddesses made popular by Robert Graves in The White Goddess, but which has no obvious parallel in the ancient world. The first author known to have called Hekate a crone is Aleister Crowley. Moonchild, Aleister Crowley, 1929 The description of Hekate as a crone is therefore a purely modern view and has no roots in antiquity. Her triple nature


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that the city measured from north to south, and 2,000 from east to west. He estimated the ancient population at 10,000. (''Researches'', vol. ii. p. 73.) Boutiques Montblanc boutiques are found in Brisbane, Birmingham (Bullring), Venezia, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Guadalajara, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Bogotá, London, Moscow, Caracas, Madrid, Cancun, Toronto, Montreal (Laval), Dubai, Santiago, Chile


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Music, Opera and Ballet are performed. Museums *Alexandria Aquarium thumb 260px Alexandria National Museum The Alexandria National Museum (File:GD-EG-Alex-MuséeNat040.JPG) thumb 260px Graeco-Roman Museum (File:Flickr - archer10 (Dennis) - Egypt-14A-048.jpg) *The Graeco-Roman Museum (Graeco-Roman Museum) *Royal Jewelry Museum *The Museum of Fine Arts *The Cavafy (Constantine P. Cavafy) Museum *The Alexandria National Museum was inaugurated 31 December 2003. It is located

Alexandria

thumb 260px Residential neighborhood in Alexandria (File:Kafr Abdou, Alexandria, Egypt.jpg) thumb right 260px Skyline from Montaza (File:View from Montaza.jpg) thumb right 260px Yachting club in Montaza (File:Alexandria yacht club.jpg) '''Alexandria''' ( ; accessdate 24 September 2014 publisher Collins Dictionary date n.d. ''' along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part (north coast of Egypt) of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria is Egypt's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipeline (Pipeline transport)s from Suez. Alexandria is also an important tourist resort.

Alexandria was founded around a small Ancient Egyptian town ''c.'' 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It became an important center of the Hellenistic civilization and remained the capital of Hellenistic (Ptolemaic Kingdom) and Roman & Byzantine Egypt (Egypt (Roman province)) for almost 1000 years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded at Fustat (later absorbed into Cairo). Hellenistic Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (''Pharos''), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world; now replaced by a modern one (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)); and the Necropolis (Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa), one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages (Wonders of the Middle Ages). Ongoing maritime archaeology in the harbor of Alexandria, which began in 1994, is revealing details of Alexandria both before the arrival of Alexander, when a city named Rhacotis existed there, and during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

From the late 18th century, Alexandria became a major center of the international shipping industry and one of the most important trading centers in the world, both because it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, and the lucrative trade in Egyptian cotton. Alexandria was the second most powerful city of the ancient world after Rome.

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