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Alexandria Alexandria (Arabic al-Iskandariyah), once the greatest city of the
ancient world, was the capital of Egypt from its founding by Alexander the Great
in 332 bc to ad 642, when it was subdued by the Arabs. It is the second largest
Egypt's dependence on the port of Alexandria will gradually diminish as the port
at Damietta develops. Transportation. Alexandria is linked to other Egyptian
urban centres by railway, roads, and air services. It also is connected by canal
The early Ptolemies successfully blended the religions of ancient Greece and
Egypt in the cult of Sarapis and presided over Alexandria's golden age.
Alexandria profited from the demise of Phoenician power and from Europe's
growing trade ...
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