Alexandria

Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt. It 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 and Roman and Byzantine Egypt for almost 1000 years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Alexandria Governorate

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greek

Later Cultures: Hellenistic + Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library

Date of Submission: 2003

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