Alexandria: The First Modern City

History Extra | 2 February 2024 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Islam Issa about his book Alexandria: The City that Changed the World. Explores the origin story of Alexandria: Alexander the Great’s vision for the city; how the metropolis grew and thrived, drawing people in from far and wide; the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the Great Library, which aspired to be home to all the world’s knowledge.

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