The excavation of the new site of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in May 1993, revealed a magnificent treasure of buried legendary artifacts. Discover the real face of Alexandria, the Ptolemaic city, and imagine the life style of the high class Alexandrian society.
After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC., the rulers of the provinces divided the empire among themselves. Ptolemy, son of Lagos the Macedonian, asked to rule Egypt and his request was granted. He became the first ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt from 323-30 BC.