Alexandria in black&white

In Alexandria (Egypt).


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Alexandria – الإسكندرية
Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

Alexandria | Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay | Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar | Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque | Alexandria flowers


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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Library of Alexandria in Alexandria (Egypt) – major library and cultural center, completed in 2002, in commemoration of the Great Library of Alexandria (the largest in the acient world).
With shelf space for eight million books and the main reading room of 20,000 square metres the library complex, build in a shape of rising sun, includes also six specialized libraries, conference center, four museums, art galleries, a planetarium and a manuscript restoration laboratory.


May 2012


Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Library of Alexandria

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Ξ Bibliotheca Alexandrina webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

Alexandria | Alexandria in black&white | Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay | Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar | Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque | Alexandria flowers


Egypt on 40thousandkm.com

Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria (Egypt) – a triumphal Corinthian column at Serapeum of Alexandria (an ancient Greek temple dedicated to Serapis, the protector of Alexandria). The Roman column originally supported a colossal porphyry statue of augustus Diocletian (created between 298-302 AD) and was mistakenly associated with general Pompey the Great.


May 2012


Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

Alexandria | Alexandria in black&white | Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay | Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque | Alexandria flowers


Egypt on 40thousandkm.com

Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque in Alexandria (Egypt) is dedicated to the Murcian Andalusi Sufi saint Abul Abbas al-Mursi (13th century). Inside there is his tomb.


May 2012


Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

Alexandria | Alexandria in black&white | Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay | Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar | Alexandria flowers


Egypt on 40thousandkm.com

Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay

Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria (Egypt) was established in in 1477 by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay, on Pharos Island – on the site of Lighthouse of Alexandria (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), which was completely destroyed in 14th century.
The citadel is one of the most important defensive strongholds at the Mediterranean Sea coast.


May 2012


Citadel of Qaitbay
قلعة قايتباي

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

Alexandria | Alexandria in black&white | Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar | Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque | Alexandria flowers


Egypt on 40thousandkm.com