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Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA Founded in 331 b.c. by Alexander the Great at the western end of the Nile Delta. An Egyptian town, Rakote, already existed there on the shore and was a fishermen’s resort. From its very beginning, Alexandria developed rapidly into one of the world’s great cities. The city replaced Memphis as the capital of Egypt …

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Monastery Of The Archangel Gabriel At Naqlun

MONASTERY OF THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL AT NAQLUN It is situated about 15 kilometers southwest of the city of al-Fayyum. Church historian Abu al-Makarim/Abu Salih (early 13th century) referred to two churches of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel there. In 1672, Johann Wansleben found the monastery completely ruined except for the Church of the Archangel Michael, …

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