[W]hen the enemy endeavored to cut off his communication by sea, he was forced to divert that danger by setting fire to his own ships, which, after burning the docks, thence spread on and destroyed the great library. Plutarch, Life of Caesar

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Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt built in 297 AD, commemorating the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt

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Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs, Alexandria, Egypt-- Kom el-Shuqafa (catacombs) are a marvel of technology and art. Built in the late 1st century AD, the Kom el-Shuqafa (literally means "Mound of Shards") is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt. Since the catacombs were built to house more than 300 dead notables, there are plenty of tombs to explore as well as a banqueting hall. Many of the rooms display a unique fusion of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman decorative artwork.

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Catacombs, Alexandria, Egypt ✮✮“Feel free to share on Pinterest" ♥ღ www.VINTAGECAMERAS.COM

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Ancient Sunken City of Alexandria, Egypt. Lost for 1600 years the fabled city of Alexandria was lost – until just 16 years ago. The famed stage of historic interactions between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavius was lost under the water. The royal residences, as archeologists discovered, were slowly sent to the bottom of the sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis. The ancient Alexandria had over 500,000 residents and was known for its library with over 700,000…

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