Wonder and Diversity at Alexandria
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Built directly on the seacoast and a major transportation hub, Alexandria is the first massive, cosmopolitan city we know of in antiquity. Its lighthouse was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the variety of artists’ workshops and its ethnic diversity made Alexandria the Greek cultural center.