Personal Tour: Alexandria the Great

Take a tour of Alexandria, Egypt, located on the Mediterranean, to discover its cultural treasures.

Jul 24, 2009
Sphinx, Egypt

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria was the capital of Egypt and under Cleopatra rivalled Rome as the centre of the Mediterranean world. (It was also the scene of her stormy romance with Mark Antony.) While there isn’t much ancient history left, architectural gems sit on every street corner. Look up and you can’t miss the turn-of-the-century columns, reliefs of cherubs and gargoyles, as well as intricate floral patterns decorating the building facades.


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