Alexandria: The City of Alexander the Great
Alexandria Travel Blog› entry 8 of 30 › view all entries
September 19th, 2003 – by: genkeeper
The Greco-Roman museum had some nice pieces and was definitely worth the visit (and this from a Greco-Roman snob who snoodes most of it because it is so "young"). There are also a number of Greco-Roman necropoli that are not connected to the catacombs. These are good representations of Greco-Roman tombs, but not as interestingly carved as the tombs in the catacombs. The Greco-Roman era was a time when people combined gods from different civilizations - just in case. For example, one carving in the catacombs depicts Anubis with a snake tail and wearing Roman armor.
You can do Alexandria in one full day, but if you have the time two days is ideal. And if you happen to get the urge to crawl into some dark, dank hole, wiggle your way through into an underground chamber, and then happen to stumble upon Mr. The Great's tomb; drop me a line. I'm an ace at tombs, plus I have a date with Alexander's mummified remains.
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