Eternal city by nature, celebrated by travelers and poets, Alexandria never dies. Surrounded by its cemeteries, archaeological work shows how the ancient capital had several lives, and several deaths. At the end of each period in history, the city was damaged: the burning of the royal quarters and the death of Cleopatra, the great natural disasters at the end of antiquity, the abandonment of the city at the end of the Middle Ages, the bombing of 1882, the exodus of foreign communities. Each major crisis faced by Alexandria allowed the city to deconstruct itself, before rebuilding itself. The city is made up of these layers, witnesses of its passionate and tumultuous life, in the image of its inhabitants. And each of these layers recalls how the city is reborn from its ashes, even if it is believed to be lost and forgotten. The 2023 Alexandria Heritage Days are an opportunity to gather this memory, to enrich oneself with the city’s exceptional heritage and to take advantage of this long history to write a new page for the city, tomorrow. Alexandria never dies.
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Program of the Heritage Days – IFE