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Alexandria is a port city on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt founded in 331 BCE by Alexander the Great. It is most famous in antiquity as the site of the Pharos, the great lighthouse, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, for the Temple of Serapis, the Serapion, which was part of the legendary library at Alexandria, as a seat... [continue reading]
Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. 370 CE - March 415 CE) was a female philosopher and mathematician, born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 370 CE, daughter of the mathematician Theon, the last Professor at the University of Alexandria. Hypatia was widely known for her generosity, love of learning and expertise in teaching in the subjects of neo-Platonism... [continue reading]