Alexandria was and is a cityseaport. It was picked and named by Alexander the Great in 332BC. It once held one of the seven wonders of the world, The Lighthouse of Alexandria. The city was an ancient version of modern day New York, a melting pot. The people included Egyptians, Romans, Grecians and Jews. Because of the Ptolemies Alexandria became the scientific and literary center of the world. How do we know all this? Alexandria held the Alexandrian Library (which held over 500,000 books) and the Alexandrian Museum. Soon after Alexandria was founded its population reached around 300,000. Thus Alexandria was made to Capital of Egypt. When Cleopatra died in 30BC Alexandria was given to the Romans.
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