Chapter

<sup>1</sup> The Harbours and City of Alexandria.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9789774245251
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617970160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0002
1 The Harbours and City of Alexandria.

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This chapter gives an account of the general appearance of the coast of Egypt and distant view of Alexandria. It also talks about the old harbour. To add to these descriptions, it inserts a small plan of the site and environs of Alexandria. It also describes in detail what the author saw on the day of his arrival. It then gives a brief, general account of the town. It gives a description of a crowded street and throws light on the fatal quarrel in a coffee-house in the town. Furthermore, it talks about the quarter of the Europeans. It then describes the new harbour and the Pharos. Finally, it gives a general account of the town.

Keywords: Egypt; Alexandria; old harbour; Alexandria; Pharos

Chapter.  3774 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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