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Alexandria Egypt History

Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'

Rick Steves | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Most tourists in Egypt visit only Cairo and Luxor. Few visit Alexandria, just a three-hour drive away -- the country's second city, and one of the great cities of the Mediterranean.

Alexandria, Egypt: City of the Imagination

Ralph White | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Ralph White

It's true that not much remains from ancient times to offer an easy appeal at first glance. But look deeper and a mysterious realm begins to appear, the place where the Western mind first began to take shape, the cultural capital of antiquity.