Egypt Highlights Alexandria
The second-largest city
The second-largest city in Egypt, in ancient times, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the world.
Alexandria is known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean". It has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, distance it from the rest of the cities in Egypt.
largest library in the ancient world
It was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great.
It remained Egypt’s capital for nearly a thousand years, Alexandria was known because of its lighthouse (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Its library (the largest library in the ancient world); and the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.