Muhafazat al Iskandariyah Off The Beaten Path

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Muhafazat al Iskandariyah Off The Beaten Path

  • historical sightseeing

    Alexandria Off The Beaten Path

    The mission succeeded in cleaning up and preparing for tourist divers the location of Mark Antony's palace, the Timonium. It also cleaned up the wreckage of an ancient 35-metre wooden ship that lies on the bottom of Alexandria's harbour. Two gold coins dating to the second century AD were discovered during the operations, as well as the limbs of...

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  • coptic monastery

    Alexandria Off The Beaten Path

    At the monastery of Bishoy (Deir Anba Bishoi) a coptic monk showed us the place and explained us the history of the Coptic Christians in Wadi Atrun. After the Romans in the 4th century AD came the destructive raids of the Arabs in 871 AD The originally unprotected communities were fortified afterwards. The monasticism is experiencing a revival,...

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  • Gardens & parks

    Alexandria Off The Beaten Path

    Walking further to the east of Montazah palace, you reach a sandy cove with a semi-private beach that is popular with picnicking families. There are also opportunities for some watersports and swimming, although the beach does not look too inviting. Across a Victorian bridge from the beach is a an island that is perfect spot for admiring the...

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  • sea walking

    Alexandria Off The Beaten Path

    Many of the tourists are rushing to Alexandria only to have a look at the remaining of the famous Pharos Lighthouse. Only few know that nothing has remained till now. Now tourists may watch a modern lighthouse not far from the Muntaza Park and imagine the ancient prototype as it could be seen from this point. So did I! I think that in a few...

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  • shopping spots

    Alexandria Off The Beaten Path

    Pop down to the seconds bazaar. Where mainly women shop for fabric and clothing. You can pick up some beautiful fabrics for next to nothing. It's interesting to watch the women shop and haggle for their purchases.

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