Al Gomrok Al Kadem Bazaar
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Al Gomrok Al Kadem Bazaar

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Alexandria was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It remained Egypt's capital for nearly a thousand years, until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded at Fustat (Fustat was later absorbed into Cairo). Alexandria was known because of its Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its library (the largest library in the ancient world); and the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Ongoing maritime archaeology in the harbor of Alexandria, which began in 1994, is revealing details of Alexandria both before the arrival of Alexander, when a city named Rhacotis existed there, and during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

From the late 19th century, Alexandria became a major centre of the international shipping industry and one of the most important trading centres in the world, both because it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, and the lucrative trade in Egyptian cotton.

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A: Shrimp bazaar in Alexandria

Par Konrad Łaszczyński, à 140 mètres

Stall with shrimps and seafood at the market in Alexandria, Egypt.

Shrimp bazaar in Alexandria

B: The streets of old Alexandria.

Par Andrey Ilyin, à 250 mètres

Alexandria streets shares an athmosphere common for most of Mediterranean cities.

The streets of old Alexandria.

C: Diving Club 01

Par Salma ElDardiry, à 570 mètres

Diving Club 01

D: Diving club - ship deck

Par Salma ElDardiry, à 580 mètres

Diving club - ship deck

E: Diving Club - ship front

Par Salma ElDardiry, à 580 mètres

Diving Club - ship front

F: El Hindi

Par Salma ElDardiry, à 750 mètres

the legendary Ali el Hindi 2ahwa :)

El Hindi

G: Cornish street.

Par Andrey Ilyin, à 980 mètres

This is famous Cornish street, described in the marvellous novel by Lawrence Durrell "Alexandria Quar...

Cornish street.

H: Anfoushy ShipYard

Par Salma ElDardiry, A 1.0 km

Anfoushy ShipYard

I: Old tram in Alexandria, Egypt

Par Konrad Łaszczyński, A 1.1 km

Old shabby tram with traces of blood on the door. The slowest type of transport in the world. Alexand...

Old tram in Alexandria, Egypt

J: windsor palace roof 02

Par Salma ElDardiry, A 1.1 km

windsor palace roof 02

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Egypt ; Arabic: مصر‎, Miṣr or Máṣr) is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 82 million live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with the majority spread across the densely-populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East.

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