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1. Fishing boats

2. The undulating corniche

3. Catacombs

4. Roman Amphitheatre

5. Villa of Birds

6. Pompey's Pillar and Serapeum

7. Fort Qaitbey

8. Library of Alexandria

9. Construction of the Library

10. Graeco-Roman Museum

11. Sunken city

12. Montazah Palace Gardens

13. Coptic Cathedral

14. The mosques

15. Synagogue

16. A touch of the old world


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Fishing boats

The old man and the sea.... Alexandria, Egypt

Egyptian boats are generally very colourful, most with an individual pattern. It may be a combination of the safety of being visible out on the sea, and taking pride in one's boat. Some decorations are created out of superstition, like warding oneself against the evil eye (see the boat below). Fishing boats of Alexandria, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen