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Alexandria: The city Cleopatra called home

A diver eye-to-eye with a sphinx in the ancient harbour of Alexandria. The sphinx is made out of black granite. The face is believed to represent Ptolemy XII, father of the famous Cleopatra. The sphinx was found during excavations in the ancient harbour of Alexandria. (Copyright: Franck Goddio/ Hilti Foundation, Photo: Christoph Gerigk)

June 3, 2010 2:58:08 PM PDT
Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, was founded by Alexander the Great on the Mediterranean Sea in 332 B.C.

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