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Lighthouse of Alexandria, Reconstructed
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Lighthouse of Alexandria, Reconstructed

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the first of its kind, created in 280 BCE. The lighthouse used a mirror to reflect the light up to 35 miles out to sea. By day, it used the light of the sun, by night it used a massive fire. It is one of the...
Hypatia of Alexandria: The Female Mathematician, Astronomer and Philosopher
Videoby Kelly Macquire

Hypatia of Alexandria: The Female Mathematician, Astronomer and Philosopher

Hypatia of Alexandria was a mathematician, astronomer, Neoplatonist philosopher and professor at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. We actually don’t know that much about her life but her death is well-documented. Hypatia was born in 370...
Berenice II Euergetis
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Berenice II Euergetis

Berenice II Euergetis (c. 267-221 BCE) was a pre-eminent Hellenistic queen, who ruled together with her husband Ptolemy III (r. 246-221 BCE), when the Ptolemaic kingdom was at the height of its power, dominating most of the eastern Mediterranean...
Alexandrian Coins Depicting the Lighthouse of Alexandria
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Alexandrian Coins Depicting the Lighthouse of Alexandria

Two coins depicting the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Alexandrian mint, 2nd century CE.
Lighthouse of Alexandria [Artist's Impression]
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Lighthouse of Alexandria [Artist's Impression]

An artist's impression of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, built c. 300 - c. 280 BCE and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (From the computer game Assassin's Creed Origins)
Lighthouse of Alexandria Illustration
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Lighthouse of Alexandria Illustration

A drawing of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as Pharos, by German archaeologist Prof. H. Thiersch (1909).
Libraries in the Ancient World
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries were a feature of larger cities across the ancient world with famous examples being those at Alexandria, Athens, Constantinople, Ephesus, and Nineveh. Rarely ever lending libraries, they were typically designed for visiting scholars...
Ptolemaic Dynasty in Ancient Egypt
Lessonby Patrick Goodman

Ptolemaic Dynasty in Ancient Egypt

We have prepared one lesson plan including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Open questions adaptable for debates, presentations, and essays Recommended resources to provide you and your students with...
The Murder of Ancient Alexandria's Greatest Scholar - Soraya Field Fiorio
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The Murder of Ancient Alexandria's Greatest Scholar - Soraya Field Fiorio

Dive into the life of one of Ancient Rome’s most powerful figures, Hypatia of Alexandria, a renowned scholar and political advisor to the city's leaders. — In the city of Alexandria in 415 CE, the bishop and the governor were...
Serapis
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Serapis

Serapis is a Graeco-Egyptian god of the Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE) of Egypt developed by the monarch Ptolemy I Soter (r. 305-282 BCE) as part of his vision to unite his Egyptian and Greek subjects. Serapis’ cult later spread throughout...
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