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Alexandria, Egypt

Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • November 13th, 2015

The city of 

Alexandria Egypt is characterized by its daily hustle and bustle, with strange and exotic smells and sounds. Close by, visitors have the chance to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world:

Alexandria in Egypt

was founded by Alexander the Great during the Roman Empire  and is famous for its lighthouse and expansive library. 

City services are not able to handle garbage removal so it is left in piles on the sidewalk:

Streets are filled with people and advertising:

An interesting advert for President cheese:

The secretary of one of the banks - a key difference between here and the United States is that employees are allowed to smoke inside the bank:

Preferred modes of transportation around the city are taxis or horse-drawn carriages:

Alexandria is a bustling city where much of the noise comes from car horns blaring. Another distinctive feature of Alexandria city is that residents drape fur over everything, as seen below:

A local Citibank lays in ruins:

The city has a problem with its water supply, leading many to haul in barrels of water from the sea:

Close to the coastline are a hoard of fishing boats:

Unfortunately, neither the infamous lighthouse nor the library have survived to this day. The 500 foot lighthouse, which was built on the coastal island of Pharos, was the first lighthouse to ever be built and guided ships into Alexandria's bay for 1,500 years. However, over time, the bay became shallow due to the silt and was finally destroyed by an earthquake.

The Library of Alexandria was once home to more the half a million scrolls. Like the lighthouse, it did not survive to modern times, however historians attribute its ultimate destruction to four reasons, including a decree given by the Coptic Pope Theophilus in 391 A.D.:
Author: Sergeydolya

Translated by: Gian Luka

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