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Alexandria, Egypt.

April 8th 2009
Yesterday we were in Alexandria, the capital of Egypt when the Greeks and then the Romans ruled Egypt. This is Cleopatra territory. It is the second largest city in Egypt after Cairo. I went on a lengthy bus trip to El Alamein, the site of one of the great battles of WWII. Granny Lynne went shopping in the local stalls at the pier, but as usual, she didn't buy anything. Only pict ... read more
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Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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