In this chapter you learned that Alexander founded about 70 cities, the greatest of which was Alexandria, Egypt. Alexandria became an important cultural, economic, and technological center. Use the Internet to learn why Alexander chose to establish his city in this particular area of Egypt.
Destination Title: The Egyptian Ministry of Travel
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Start at the Egyptian Ministry of Travel Web site.
- Click on Egyptian Antiquities.
- Click on the History of Egypt.
- Scroll down to the Ptolemaic Dynasty and click on it.
- Using the information you gathered from this site, answer the following questions.