Alexandria

Alexandria (Alexan`dria) , a world-famous city, the chief port of Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., at one time a great centre of learning, and in possession of the largest library of antique literature in the world, which was burned by the Caliph Omar in 640; at one time a place of great commerce, but that has very materially decayed since the opening of the Suez Canal. Alexandria, from its intimate connection with both East and West, gave birth in early times to a speculative philosophy which drew its principles from eastern as well as western sources, which was at its height on the first encounter of these elements.

Population (circa 1900) given as 230,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Alexander Seve`rus * Alexandria
Alexander III.
Alexander I.
Alexander II.
Alexander III.
Alexander I.
Alexander Nevsky
Alexander of Hales
Alexander of Paris
Alexander of the North
Alexander Seve`rus
Alexan`dria
Alexandria
Alexandrian Codex
Alexandrian Library
Alexandri`na Lake
Alexandrine Philosophy
Alexandrines
Alexan`dropol
Alexis, St.
Alexis Michaelovitch
Alexis Petrovitch

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Antique pictures of Alexandria

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Abydenus
Acacius
Acacius [No. 3]
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Alexander
Alexander Aphrodiseus
Alexander The Great
Alexander, St.
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