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Alexandria



Alexandria
Introduction

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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ALEXANDRIA
Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria, Egypt


Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria, Egypt

The Roman Theatre is modest in size, but in excellent condition. It seated only 700-800 on its marble seats, but had room for more spectators in its crudely made galleries.
The structure deviates from the typical oval amphitheatre, being semi-circular.
The scene is surprisingly small, allowing quite limited shows being performed. Effective for theatrical performances, scaring for fights.



By Tore Kjeilen