What is Alexandria known for?

huge collection

BC against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who had renamed the town '''Antiochia on the Cydnus'''. In his time the library of Tarsus held 200,000 books, including a huge collection of scientific works. The name didn't last, however, due to the confusion of so many cities named Antioch. Puteoli was the great emporium for the Alexandrian grain (cereal) ships, and other ships from all over the Roman world. It also was the main hub for goods exported from Campania, including glass blown

historical poems

was a prosperous importer-exporter who had lived in England in earlier years and acquired British (UK) nationality. After his father died in 1870, Cavafy and his family settled for a while in Liverpool in England. In 1876, his family faced financial problems due to the Long Depression of 1873 (Panic of 1873), so, by 1877, they had to move back to Alexandria. Historical poems These poems are mainly inspired by the Hellenistic civilization Hellenistic era

life early

wandering healer and seer. Theseus visited the Hyperboreans, and Pindar transferred Perseus (Perseus (mythology))'s encounter with Medusa there from its traditional site in Libya, to the dissatisfaction of his Alexandrian editors (Alexandria). Perseus (Perseus (mythology)): Lin Carter, "Behind the North Wind" Egyptian campaign After the retreat to the Rhine, he again declined a chief command, he withdrew into private life early in 1798. He

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population range

number of freedmen, women, children and slaves. Estimates of the total population range from 216,000 Josiah Russell, 1958, "Late Ancient and Medieval Population," pp. 67 and 79. to 500,000 Elio Lo Cascio, 2009, "Urbanization as a Proxy of Growth," p. 97 citing Bagnall and Frier. to over 1,000,000, making it one of the largest cities ever built before the Industrial Revolution and the largest pre

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supp yes accessdate on 12 December 2011 Waller earned the personal admiration of Admiral

brilliant campaign

to Philopappos in Athens. Egypt Friant commanded the 2nd Brigade (61e and 88e Ligne) of General Desaix (Louis Desaix)'s division in Egypt, taking part in the Battle of the Pyramids (21 July 1798), and in Desaix's brilliant campaign in Upper Egypt. He was provisionally promoted to Général de Division on 4 September 1799, and succeeded Desaix as commander in Upper Egypt after Desaix departed to play his decisive but fatal part in the Italian_campaigns_of_the_French_Revolutionary_Wars

approach setting

of Chalcedon. The Non-Chalcedonian prelates were everywhere replaced by Chalcedonian successors, Severus being one of the first to fall. Irenaeus, the count of the East, was commissioned to arrest him but Severus departed before his approach, setting sail one night in September 518 for Alexandria (Liberat. Brev. l.c.; Theophanes, p. 141; Evagr. H. E. iv. 4). Paul I (Paul I of Antioch) was ordained in his place. Severus and his doctrines were anathematized in various councils, while

sporting quot

) squash are usually played in private social (Social club) and sports clubs, like: *Alexandria Sporting Club - in "Sporting (Sporting, Alexandria, Egypt)" *Alexandria Country club *El-Ittihad El-Iskandary (Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary) Club *El-Olympi Club *Koroum Club *Haras El Hodood Club *Lagoon Resort Courts *Acacia Country Club *Smouha SC - in "Smouha" Literature File:Monument of the Navy Unknown Soldier in Alexandria (6).jpg thumb 260px

poetic works

. * '''Student of Callimachus.''' The ''Lives'' and the ''Suda'' agree that Apollonius was a student of the poet and scholar Callimachus. Their poetic works indicate a close relationship, if only as authors, with similarities in theme and composition, style and phrasing, but it is not easy to work out who was responding to whom, especially since 'publication' was a gradual process in those days, with shared readings of works in progress and circulation of private copies: "In these circumstances interrelationships between writers who habitually cross-refer and allude to one another are likely to be complex." A.W. Bulloch, ''Hellenistic Poetry'', 587 DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH Alexandria or Naucratis DATE OF DEATH In 1832 de Lesseps was appointed vice-consul at Alexandria. While the vessel de Lesseps sailed to Egypt in was in quarantine at the Alexandrian lazaretto, M. Mimaut, consul-general of France at Alexandria, sent him several books, among which was the memoir written upon the Suez Canal, according to Napoleon Bonaparte's instructions, by the civil engineer Jacques-Marie Le Père, one of the scientific members of the French expedition. When Ezana came of age, Edesius returned to Tyre, where he stayed and was ordained a priest. Frumentius, on the other hand, eager for the conversion of Ethiopia, accompanied Edesius as far as Alexandria, where he requested Athanasius (Athanasius of Alexandria), Patriarch of Alexandria, to send a bishop and some priests to Ethiopia. By Athanasius' own account (Athanasius, ''Epistola ad Constantinum''), he believed Frumentius the most suitable person for the job and consecrated him as bishop, traditionally in the year 328, or according to others, between 340-346. Frumentius returned to Ethiopia, erected his episcopal see at Axum, baptized King Ezana, who had meanwhile succeeded to the throne, built many churches, and spread Christianity throughout Ethiopia. The people called Frumentius ''Kesate Birhan'' (Revealer of Light) and ''Abba Salama'' (Father of Peace), and he became the first ''Abune'' — a title given to the head of the Ethiopian Church (Tewahedo Church). - ALY HEAX Alexandria International Airport (Alexandria International Airport (Egypt)) Alexandria, Egypt - - HBE HEBA Borg El Arab Airport Alexandria Borg El Arab, Egypt - In June 1968, Pope Cyril received the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist and Apostle (Mark the Evangelist), which had been taken from Alexandria to Venice over eleven centuries earlier. The relics were interred beneath the newly completed Cathedral of Saint Mark (Coptic Cathedral) in Cairo, which was built under Pope Cyril and was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by President Nasser (Gamal Abdel Nasser), Emperor Haile Selassie, and delegates from most other churches. birth_date 77 BC birth_place Alexandria, Egypt (Ancient Egypt) death_date 55 BC '''Berenice IV Epiphaneia''' ( Wikipedia:Alexandria Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Alexandria commons:الإسكندرية


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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