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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

capital of Ptolemaic Egypt, a seaport on the Mediterranean coast founded by Alexander the Great in 331 bce (31°11′N, 29°54′E). ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
649 words

The port of Alexandria is the principal port of Egypt and handles over three quarters of the country’s foreign trade. ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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3,656 words
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2

city in Egypt, the most important of many by that name founded by Alexander the Great (d. 323bce). ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
41 words

City in Egypt, notable in Christian tradition (stemming, traditionally, from St Mark) for its catechetical school in the 2nd ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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618 words

(᾽Αλεξάνδρεια), third largest city of the late Roman world (after Rome and Constantinople); founded by Alexander the Great in 331 ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
373 words

Though widely considered a center for learning in antiquity, Alexandria, Egypt, had become a shadow of its ancient self by ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
860 words
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The city of Alexandria in Egypt was just one of several eponymous cities founded by Alexander III (Alexander the ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
6,407 words
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2

Egyptian city situated on the Mediterranean coast west of the delta of the River Nile, capital of Egypt from c. ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
885 words

Egyptian city situated on the Mediterranean coast west of the delta of the River Nile. Founded in 331 bce by ...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

Occupying more than 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) of the Nile Delta's western edge on the Mediterranean Sea, the city ...

Alexandria and Grecian Africa: An Interpretation

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
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3,121 words
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2

Alexandria flourished for more than a thousand years as the intellectual and cultural center and the greatest city of the ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
86 words

A city in *Egypt near the delta of the *Nile with a population of a million in the ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
105 words

Chief port and second largest city of Egypt, situated on the w extremity of the Nile delta. Founded by Alexander ...

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Robert Steven Bianchi

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
455 words

Located in Egypt’s northwestern delta on the limestone shelf between Lake Mareotis and the Mediterranean Sea, the site was inhabited ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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715 words

The name of this town, founded in 331 bc at the west end of the Egyptian delta, evokes both the ...

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Dominic W. Rathbone

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
567 words
was founded by *Alexander (3) the Great in 331 bc when he took *Egypt from the Persians. It was developed principally by the first two Ptolemies, who made it the capital of their kingdom ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
136 words

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Coastal city and Hellenistic capital in the northwestern area of the Nile Delta, established by Alexander the Great in ...

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