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GODFATHER



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:57 pm    Post subject: alexandria's alexander Reply with quote

thats the city named after alexander the great, ALEXANDRIA, egypt...i was born there myself..
thought i should show you info of the city, and pictures..hope you like it
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The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is only 225 km. from Cairo.

Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt; its status as a beacon of culture is symbolized by Pharos, the legendry lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Also the Alexandria Library which was rebuilt in 2001. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world. But ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed he found a sparsely populated fishing village.

Since the 19th century Alexandria has played a new role, as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E.M. Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy, France, England, etc and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture; Lawrence Durrell described it as " the capital city of Asiatic Europe, if such a thing could exist." People of all nationalities from around the world came to live in Alexandria together, and through out history, they lived together in peace. And today, Alexandria is recognized not only by its citizens, but by all the middle east, to be the most beautiful city in the middle east.
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more on alexandria visit: www.alexandriaforever.tk
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

magika wrote:
Beautiful.


yup Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow... nice pictures

thanx for the link... I will check it out
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Alexandria - Sunken Treasures Exhibition Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Heraklion, Egypt not Crete... Reply with quote

apologies....

Heraklion is the lost city of Egypt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1375708.stm

The BBC's Middle East correspondent, Frank Gardner, says Herakleion was a place of worship as shown by the temple of Heracles found beneath the waves and, according to legend, was a place of love.

This is where the beautiful Helena, of Homeric legend, is said to have fled with her lover to escape her jealous husband Menelaos.

- wow !!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG! that's the place I want to go so bad. One day I will Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Heraklion, Egypt not Crete... Reply with quote

Cynisca wrote:
apologies....

Heraklion is the lost city of Egypt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1375708.stm

The BBC's Middle East correspondent, Frank Gardner, says Herakleion was a place of worship as shown by the temple of Heracles found beneath the waves and, according to legend, was a place of love.

This is where the beautiful Helena, of Homeric legend, is said to have fled with her lover to escape her jealous husband Menelaos.

- wow !!!


Interesting article.
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Cynisca



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Alexander did not found Alexandria...? Reply with quote

I missed this article......
it states that Alexander simply 'rebranded' an already old city...
Alexandria
and Alexandria2
oh well, at least he made it GREAT...! Very Happy
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