El Salamlek Palace Hotel And Casino
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... br> Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded at Fustat (later absorbed into Cairo). Hellenistic Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of theSeven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world; now replaced by a modern one); and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
While traveling, ...
Egypt... again... So once again back in Egypt, here overnight. So lots of time off but I'll get to that in a bit... Leaving Turkey the ocean was fine for a while but was due to get worse over the course of the night. Forecasts suggested 2.5 meter swells and force 6 to 7 seas over night and for the next day. So we went to work a little worried. The scale is 1 to 10... 10 is like though a hurricane! So 7 is pretty bad! All evening ...
... liked one of the tree of like and had our names written on it before purchase. Lunch was a hotel take away of Chicken & Lamb kebabs, Nan bread, and pastries, eaten as we made our way to the Cairo Museum. Our guide talked us through many of the exhibits, lots of coffins, statues, gold finery and Tutenkamun"s mask. No photography allowed in the museum so no pictures I am afraid. All to soon it was back to our transport ...
... lived here, thinking their love could conquer Augustus. The world’s greatest teachers and students once spent their days amongst a collection of every written work, until the library was destroyed by a combination of earthquakes, wars and religious (Christian versus pagan) hatred.
And yet, there is also a timelessness to Alex. Simple fishing boats, still guided by oars rather than motors line the western edge of ...
... buildings. The site contained one significant pillar called Pompeys Pillar. There were also a number of underground tunnels and chambers containing artefacts. Around these tourist sites are the side streets of the real Alexandria. Away from the main drag you can see the abject poverty of the area.
Lunch was provided at a Greek restaurant called Athena's and we had fish soup, fish kebabs, chocolate cake and a pot of coffee.