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Alexandria
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The Greco -Roman Museum
The collection, which covers the period from the 3rd century B.C to the 7th century A.D, is facin ating record of civilization s. In Alexandria, Gre co -Roman and Pharaonic religions mingled in the cult of Serapes. The s hift from pagan religions to Christianity can also be seen in the exhibits, which include mummies, Hellenistic statues, and busts of Roman emperors, and early Christian antiquities

Qait bey Fort
On the northern tip of the Eastern Harbor, Sultan Qaitbey's fort is an Alexandrian landmark. The fort is on the original site of pharos, Alexandria's ancient lighthouse, built in 279 B.C topped with a statue of Poseidon. Although Pharos was restored at various times, it had finally crumbled in the 1480. Today the fort houses a mosque and the Naval Museum, it also provides wonderful views of the city and the Mediterranean .

The Library of Alexandria
It was once the largest in the world. It is generally assumed to have been founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, during the reign of Ptolemy II of Egypt . The revival of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2003 is of deep cultural significance in that it is an ambitious attempt to recreate a glorious chapter in Egypt's history as the cultural capital of the world.

Pompey's Pillar
A 25m high red granite column constructed in honor of the Emperor Decollation, originally from the temple of Serapes. Other remains include two pink granite sphinxes.


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