Alexandria is known for having small to show for its storied history. The city’s location between the Mediterranean and the Nile wetlands behind means that it has literally been structure on top of itself several times over to fit into this border place. Add to this the destruction of repeated conquests, sieges, and bombardments throughout its history and the reality that very little of ancient Alexandria is clear today becomes more understandable.
It can be difficult to lid your mind around the importance of this city as a center of trade and culture since its founding in 331 BC. A call to the Greco-Roman Museum and Kom Al-Dikka may help you to overwhelmed this problem.
The Greco-Roman Museum is small, but it display artifacts from a charming period in Egyptian history when Greek, Roman, and Ancient Egyptian civilization all communicate here, resulting in an motivating fusion of traditions. In this small museum you will come in proximity with several legendary figures from world history, all of who played out important parts of their lives in Alexandria.
Alexander the Great, Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra are all represented here. You can also see the only remains replica of the Pharos Lighthouse that used to mark Alexandria’s port—the 2nd of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Egypt. Close the museum is Kom Al-Dikka. The name of Arabic translated as a “mound of rubble”, but this is one of a grip of sites in the site where archeologists have exposed part of the ancient city. The outstanding digging here has uncovered a well-preserved Roman amphitheater, the only one of many that are supposed to have adorned the ancient city. The site has also apparent a Roman bathhouse and a Roman villa with mosaic decorations still in cleverness.