Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Alexandria, Egypt
Season 1, Episode 29 • 21m
Alexandria is a historic city located on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. It played an important role in Islamic history as it was one of the major centers of learning during the Islamic Golden Age. The city was known for its extensive library, the Library of Alexandria, which was established in the 3rd century BC and became one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Islamic scholars, including Al-Kindi, Ibn Rushd, and Ibn Khaldun, studied at the Library and contributed to its collection of works, which included both Arabic and Greek texts. Alexandria also served as an important center for trade, commerce, and industry, and was a hub for cultural exchange between the Islamic world and Europe. Today, the city is home to numerous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern library and cultural center that serves as a tribute to the original Library of Alexandria.
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