History of modern Alexandria
One of the most insightful journalists of our time tells the enchanting story of this hauntingly beautiful city.
Cleopatra Needle, London
plače Muhammed Ali
known as Mancsia (manchia) named after its designer Francesco Mancini, who built most of the area 1820s-40s. The Statue of Muhammed Ali Pasha, who is the founder of modern Egypt, is the protector of the city in Alexandrian folklore.
Alexandrians who built the city and her culture over 2350 years
The story democratisation of knowledge and the founding Alexandria , built by Dinocrates Rhodes .
The Queen who had great ambitions, expanded her kingdom and the library by collecting books from all over the world; and also invented festivals and fun. Spoke several languages
The poet of Alexandria :
235/70 -450 AD.
murdered by a mob on the order of bishop Cyril
What is new in the book
The Author interviews politicians and leaders who made history, including the first president of Egypt, Ambassadors, generals, and rebels
Gladstone’s personal investment and financial interest in invading Egypt in 1882.
Why didn’t Eden listen to Churchill’s concerns about distrusting Colonel nasser?
Who was at 10 Downing Street on the Night Nasser “pinched Suez Canal” and what happened then?