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... came onto their camels as we rode away and they were happy about that. Agriculture flourished, and I could tell Ali was glad to bring something well. They've said that Alexandrian agriculture included irrigation systems to control the Nile's flooding, aided by Greek science and knowledge. I could smell spices as well, which served as a vital part of the trade. I'm just glad we don't have to deal with trade at home ...
... which was once the cultural centre of the Ancient world. It was destroyed by fire in 642 AD but in 1988 the President of the day (Mubarak) laid the first stone in rebuilding the library. It was inaugurated about 2000 with 800,000 books. Shaped tlike a massive, partly, tilted disc rising up from the Mediterranean , it evokes the image of a rising sun. It is near the university and students use the library as a resource for study. No books may leave the ...
... that bad people do bad things. Not always the case here. I'm not saying that it was a Jean ValJean cutting my bag. But I've always been fed and clothed and I've always had my children safe and warm. I cant judge here. I'm simply not qualified. Catacombs We know so much about the dead. The living have homes that are remodeled and torn down and more living put up new houses. But the dead have homes that are built and sealed up. Until some point of serendipity leads ...
... inside for a guided tour from 10:30 to 11:00, followed by some self-exploration of the library and the Antiquities Museum and gallery of Alexandria history in the basement, two of six or so museums contained within the library. Also known as Bibliotheca Alexandria, the modern library opened in 2002 on the site of the famous ancient library, which was one of the greatest of all classical institutions. Admission for foreigners is 10 pounds ($1.66).
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... Simply astounding. Next level was Greco-Roman with some of the things found off the coast since the original Alexandria is now under sea level. It is amazing how well they have survived after almost 2,000 years under water. There are also more modern things in the top floor from Coptic & Islamic influences.
Following this was a guided tour at the Bibliotheca for half an hour & then ¾ hr to look around at the various displays and special exhibitions (the one ...