The world is filled with the most beautiful places for you to explore and one of the areas that you should consider is Alexandria in Egypt. Alexandria has plenty to offer that is why it was always dubbed as the Mediterranean’s glittering jewel of a city. It houses the vast Alexandria Library and the gargantuan Pharos Lighthouse. Most of the 19th century writers, poets, lousy bohemian boy, and artists made Alexandria their home. Despite the fact that the romantic days of Alexandria are gone by the atmosphere that still can’t be beaten, that is what lovers for history should not miss.
The Alexandrina Bibliotheca
Alexandrina Bibliotheca is the great ancient library that has a gorgeous design with a cultural center that houses, museums and one of the world’s ambitious modern libraries. There is a wide range of curated exhibitions in the museums such as the Manuscript Museum that has ancient texts and scrolls collections. The antiquities Museum houses Graeco-Roman antiquities as it couples the statuary that discovered in the underwater exploration at the harbor.
Alexandria National Museum
If you need a grip on the rich history of the famous city, the Alexandria National Museum is a place where you have to make a stop. It has a marvellous collection that guiding you to the Pharaonic era to the Hellenistic heyday the time when Alexandria was ruled by Alexander the Great. It also has incredible displays such as the Statuary and dazzling antiquities that were unearthed and explored in and around the city.
The Pompey’s Pillar is the most historical monuments in the city. It’s a Roman column that is the largest and tallest in Egypt. It was erected to honor and show gratitude to the Roman Emperor. Standing and taking photos in this historical monument.
The fact that is was one of the mighty Pharos light house makes it a major seven wonders of the ancient world that you can explore in Egypt. It was once toppled by an earthquake that was violent in 1303. Mamluke Sultan Qaitbey was the one responsible for the construction of Fort Qaitbey when attempting to fortify this critical Egyptian Port from attack. It has stone-walled chambers where you can go its rooftop to have a panoramic view of the Mediterranean.
Kom El-Dikka was discovered in the mysterious way when they wanted to clear a site for the construction of a new house. Instead, the area shows a series of ancient ruins that included the Roman Theater. After the excavation, the remnants of the Ptolemaic temple and mosaic flooring of a wealthy Roman era situated was discovered. Villa’s bird is the current name for Kom EL-Dikka.
This was once a grand Hellenistic City which was reduced to only scant remnants. Diving into the water you will notice that there is a lot to explore. At the moment the archaeologist are still in search of the sunken city that existed during the classical age so as to bring its treasures to the surface. If you are a recreational diver, then this is the place where you can consider due to the tumbled columns and statuary galore that do exist under water.
When you want to have a real feel of the Cosmopolitan elegance era and its decadence that made the city during the 19th century and the 29th century, then Corniche is the place to be. Most of the architectural structures from this era still stand. During your exploration, you will discover the colonial vestiges of Cecil Hotel and Windsor Hotel palace. Thus, if you want to wonder in the bygone-days ambiance, then this is the place to pitch your camp.