Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria is the second-largest city of Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million, extending about 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part 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. Alexandria is also an important tourist resort. It is home to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the new Library of Alexandria). It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez.

The city of Alexandria

The city of Alexandria

Two lower maps are Alexandria town. I don’t recommend you, but if you’d like to come to Alexandria they’d be useful.

Alexandria's town map

Alexandria’s town map

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandria.   The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences.

Entrance of the necropolis, Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Entrance of the necropolis, Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Photography is prohibited insid of the graveyard, so the lower photos are from the net.

The Graveyard; Anubis, jackal-headed god, protects the door of the sanctuary.

The Graveyard; Anubis, jackal-headed god, protects the door of the sanctuary.

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, located in Alexandria

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, located in Alexandria

Pompey’s Pillar (Column) is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, and the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums, it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected.

Pompey's Pillar (Column)  Alexandria

Pompey’s Pillar (Column) Alexandria

Citadel of Qaitbay:  The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, which built upon the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay.

Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria

Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria

Inside of the Citadel

Inside of the Citadel

There is a mosque inside Citadel of Qaitbay. The architecture of the interior of the Citadel is quite plain. The floor of the mosque has interesting Islamic patterns.

Islamic Pattern, Mosque inside Citadel of Qaitbay

Islamic Pattern, Mosque inside Citadel of Qaitbay

 I am interested about ancient Egypt. Alexandria is a town with the splendid ancient remains and the antiquities.

One thought on “Alexandria, Egypt

  1. When I was a child, I went through a phase where I was obsessed with Ancient Egypt. Because that held such a big place in my heart, there is still this childish lingering desire to someday see Egypt. Thank you for these photos. They made me happy.

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