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Shipbuilding and Trade in the Islamic Period

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The Port of Alexandria in the Islamic Period

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Serapeum

This term was applied to two places. The first is at Saqqara; and it refers to the underground galleries which contained the burial chambers of the Apis bulls. The second place is at Alexandria where there has been a temple from Greco-Roman times dedicated to the cult of the god Serapis or the Apis Bull in those times.

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Alexandria was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great in the place of the ancient fishing village Rakhotis. The planning of the city was entrusted to the Greek architect Dinocrates.

Alexandria lies at the western extremity of the Nile Delta on the sandy strip of land that separates Lake Mariotes from the Mediterranean Sea. This location was selected for its proximity to Lake Mariotes and the Island of Pharos. The lake was connected to the Nile by a canal, and the island was connected to the coast by a causeway.

The city of Alexandria is famous for its ancient library; the Museion, or museum; the Serapeum, or temple; Pompey's Pillar and the catacombs.

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331 BC
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