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... the fort foundations.
The fort looks as though it has been rebuilt recently. It was badly damaged, by the British in the 19c, and the minaret of the mosque destroyed.
Alexandria hasn't had much luck as it lost it's Great Library as well. The huge store of invaluable papyrus scrolls was finally lost in the 4c. A new library has been built, it was opened in 2003. A large modern facility open to the ...
... 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 ...
... well preserved, with some mosaic flooring remaining, but a second side has been built recently so it can be used for theatrical presentations. This side blends well with the ancient section. The least interesting part of the tour was the Alexandria National Museum. It was located in the former US embassy and housed some artifacts from different times in Egyptian history. After a quick look around I had an interesting conversation with ...
This morning we arrived into the port of Alexandria although we slept in and missed actually coming into the port. Its a lovely warm day around 25 degrees so the weather is once again kind to us. Alexandria, names after its founder, Alexander the Great, is around 3 hours from Cairo with a population of some 4 million people, mainly Sunni Muslim. As we have an overnight stay here in the port and a full day tour tomorrow to ...
... the men catcalling “Sini (Chinese)” or “Yabani (Japanese)” on the streets, I am a privileged foreigner, or khawaga.
Furthermore, Egyptian society is highly stratified along
economic lines, and most Egyptians can’t afford the lifestyles we lead here. I’d
be lying if I said I didn’t feel slightly guilty going on private beach
excursions with my program, or going out on ...