a city on the Mediterranean Sea, the chief port of Egypt.
Alexandria is the chief port and second largest city in Egypt. The city lies on a strip of land of the Nile River delta and on a strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Margotis. It was founded in 332 BC by Alexander the Great. In AD 642 the Moslems occupied it. The city was also an important center of Christianity.(GyCu)
the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt
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Named for Alexander the Great, the Great City of Alexandria in ancient Egypt housed the famous Library of Alexandria and University of Alexandria. It became a meeting place of ideas, philosophies, cultures and religions, which were often integrated with one another to form new ones. Philo was notable among the philosophers there, and Eusebius brought the Bible to Constantine from Alexandrian editions. Alexandria is also known as one of the 'birthplaces' of Gnosticim, and many non-canonical additions to Scripture.
(noun) City in Lower Egypt. Alexandria was the capital of Egypt from its founding by Alexander the Great in 332 BC to AD 642. (BC stands for "Before Christ" or "Before the Common Era" and AD stands for anno domini, Latin for “in the year of our Lord.”)
Upon his conquering of Egypt, Alexandar the Great commissioned the building of a new city there. The result of his plans was a grand and well planned city that would be the envy of the Mediterranian world boasting beautiful palaces, a huge lighthouse and a great library.
Alexandria (Greek: , Coptic: , Arabic: , Egyptian Arabic: Iskindireyya), (population of 3.5 to 5 million), is the second-largest city in Egypt, and its largest seaport. Alexandria extends about 20 miles (32 km) along the coast of the Mediterranean sea in northcentral Egypt. It is home to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria, and is an important industrial centre because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez.