Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library

Explore The Great Library of Alexandria

In order to get the whole picture of Egypt's history, you must visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on your Egypt day tours. It previously held the record for the world's largest and most complete library, and it is regarded to have had a significant influence on the evolution of Western philosophy. Although being destroyed today, the Library of Alexandria left behind a lasting impact. The history of libraries and their effects on society will be discussed in this blog article. Along with this, we'll talk about how our Egypt tours might serve as a metaphor for the power of information and education through the library.

The History of the Alexandria Library

One of the biggest and most important libraries in ancient times was the Alexandria Library.It was dedicated to the Muses and housed an impressive collection of scrolls, totaling over half a million volumes. The library was founded by Ptolemy I Soter in the 3rd century BCE, all its historical information will be more relevant and clear during our Egypt travel package and continued to grow under the patronage of his successors, the Ptolemaic dynasty. Our wonderful day tours in Alexandria are an amazing gate to enable you to discover the greatness of the architectural building of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

A larger research facility called the Mouseion, which also had a museum and a school, featured the Library of Alexandria. The Mouseion was open to scholars from all over the world and provided them with accommodation and food while they worked.Due to this, it became one of the most significant educational institutions in antiquity.

Sadly, the Library of Alexandria was destroyed in a series of fires in the 3rd century CE. However, its legacy continues on; it is credited with inspiring many later libraries, including our modern-day library systems. Our tour guide will explain to you more information about the destruction and rebuilding of the Library of Alexandria during your Alexandra day tours.

The Collections of the Alexandria Library

One of the world's most magnificent collections of books and manuscripts may be found at the Alexandria Library. There are more than 500,000 books in the library's collection, including some of the rarest and most expensive books and manuscripts ever created. Our Egypt classic tour will be remarkable for you if you are a culture vulture who enjoys rare books and archaeological manuscripts.

The library's collection is particularly noteworthy in the areas of science, philosophy, and history. The library features a sizable collection of Herodotus' historical writings from antiquity, as well as a sizable quantity of Aristotle and Plato's philosophical treatises. The library also has a wide range of literature on astronomy, mathematics, and medicine. Considered to be one of wonders in Egypt is the enormous Library of Alexandria.

In addition to its holdings of rare and valuable books, the Alexandria Library is also home to a number of important historical documents. Among these are the original copies of the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as a number of other works by Homer. The library also holds a copy of the world's oldest surviving map, which was created by the Greek geographer Claudius Ptolemy. Do not forget to have a look at our your egypt blogs to know everything updated about the Library of Alexandria.

The Alexandria Library is home to many significant historical documents in addition to its collection of rare and expensive books. Many additional works by Homer are also included, as well as the original editions of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Moreover, the library has a copy of the earliest map still in existence, which was drawn by the Greek cartographer Claudius Ptolemy. Don't forget to check out our your egypt blogs to stay up to speed on all things pertaining to the Library of Alexandria.

The Architecture of the Alexandria Library

The Library, which included a number of structures including the main reading room (the Mouseion), lecture halls, conference rooms, and storage rooms, was located close to the Royal Palace in Alexandria. The Library flourished over the ages thanks to the rich patronage of the Ptolemaic rulers.

Greek volumes made up the majority of the library's collection, but there were also books written in Egyptian, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Persian. The Library drew academics from all over the world and developed into an educational hub. There are several options available to families looking to have a good time on holiday, like going to Alexandria or doing one of our Egypt family tours.

The Destruction of the Alexandria Library

Between the 3rd and 1st centuries BCE, the Library of Alexandria was the largest and most important library in the world. It housed over half a million scrolls and was a center of scholarship for Greek culture. However, the Library was destroyed in a series of fires between 48 BCE and the 6th century CE.
Experience our Egypt day tours to discover how The Alexandria library burned? The first fire occurred in 48 BCE during the Siege of Alexandria. Julius Caesar had ordered his troops to set fire to Egyptian ships docked in the harbor in order to block them from being used by the enemy. The fire spread to the nearby Library, damaging or destroying many scrolls.

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal:

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

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