In a century, Alexandria had become the largest city in the world and, for some centuries more, was second only to Rome.It became Egypt's main Greek city, with Greek people from diverse backgrounds.
After Alexander's departure, his viceroy, Cleomenes, continued the expansion.
Following a struggle with the other successors of Alexander, his general Ptolemy Lagides succeeded in bringing Alexander's body to Alexandria, though it was eventually lost after being separated from its burial site there.
The city and its museum attracted many of the greatest scholars, including Greeks, Jews and Syrians.
The city was later plundered and lost its significance.
So, if you should ever feel like speaking your mother tongue, finding out where to shop for German food, or chatting about your favorite team’s latest match, join the German Inter Nations Community: From the fertile and verdant Nile Valley to the "red land" of the vast desert, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly German expats in Egypt.
Additionally, you are cordially invited to participate in our regular expat events and activities taking place in Egypt.
Whether you are already living as an expat in Egypt or still residing at home in Germany to prepare your relocation abroad, Inter Nations Egypt provides you with all you need: Founded in 2007, our trusted community has quickly established itself as the international networking platform for expats and global minds worldwide.
Among our members there is also a number of German expats in Egypt, hailing from all across Germany - from Munich, over Hamburg to Berlin.
Obviously, embarking on expat life in Egypt is not only about packing boxes and getting some paperwork done.