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Alexander the Great


Definition: Egyptian city planned, designed, and supervised by Alexander the Great. It was for a long time the most majestic and famous city in the ancient world. In its harbor was the Pharos, a lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Also in Alexandria was the Great Library, which had thousands of scrolls' worth of information of all kinds on every subject.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Map of Alexandria (large)

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Founding of Alexandria
See how it all began.

Infoplease: Alexandria
The details here include a short history of the city's founding and its armies of occupation.

The Library at Alexandria
Read all about this building and the wealth of knowledge it housed.

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