Alexandria: The Greatest City

Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, Alexandria was a city built on a dream; a place with a very modern mindset and a vision that all knowledge on earth could be stored in one place.

It was founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world and was a crucible of learning, until its decline in the fourth and fifth Centuries AD.

How did this shining beacon for civilisation and knowledge meet its classical demise

Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 1

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