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Planetarium Science Center Alexandria

Planetarium Science Center Alexandria

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Planetarium Science Center Alexandria (El Kobba El Samaweya) is a recent 21-st century project. It located within the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria Library). In fact, Planetarium Science Center dedicated to the development of culture, curiosity and passion for science. Planetarium Science Center divided into 3 sections. In fact, they are the Planetarium, the History of Science Museum, and the “ALEXploratorium”. Planetarium Science Center Alexandria is a dome-like 3D projection room. Moreover, it is where one can feel as if flying through space. Visitors offered a daily fascinating and detailed live-like presentation. The presentation is of the universe’s evolution in time. It all gets even better when the show’s hosted by one of the center’s resident astronomers.

Planetarium Science Center Alexandria (PSC) is indeed an ideal place to enjoy a day of fun learning. It is an independent non-profit educational foundation. Moreover, it dedicates to increasing the public’s awareness and interest. It also dedicates understanding of science and technology through entertainment. Planetarium Science Center Alexandria launched the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) in Egypt in 2006. The Science Festivity was in 2008.

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In fact, in 2008, the PSC launched the Electronic Resource Center’s website. It produced the new planetarium show Sky of Alexandria. Moreover, it was the first of its kind to produced entirely in Africa and the Middle East. In 2010, in collaboration with the PSC, CULTNAT produced Astronomical Myths. It the first Egyptian full-dome movie for planetarium display. In 2009, the PSC won two silver medals. It was at the International Environmental Project Olympiad (INEPO). It held in Istanbul, Turkey. In the same year, the PSC won many awards at the Intel Science Competition in the Arab World (ISC Arab).

The BA received the Judges Award for Best Robot Design and Best Solution. It was at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival held in 2008 and 2009 in the USA. PSC participants won many prizes at the Arab Intel 2010 Competition. The Center fulfills its goals by encouraging curiosity, imagination, and creativity. It is through a large number of diverse activities. They presented by three sections. Each of which approaches science in a different manner. It is unconventional to the Egyptian community:

The Planetarium:

It is a member of the International Planetarium Society (IPS). It is a cutting edge facility featuring state-of-the-art projection technology. The Planetarium aims to help establish a scientific culture in Egypt. It is by offering the public a kaleidoscope of fascinating scientific. It shows that cover a diverse variety of scientific fields and are suitable for a wide range of groups.

Re-opened in August 2009, the Planetarium offers. It is besides to the classic IMAX projection system. It is full-dome digital shows that use the latest Digistar 3 system. This system details the universe impeccably. It brings it so close to the public they feel as if they are flying through space and time. The Planetarium also offers live shows presented by resident astronomers.

The History of Science Museum:

A permanent exhibition that highlights the historical aspect of science in Egyp. It is during three major periods: ancient Egypt, Hellenistic Alexandria, and the Arab-Muslim World. The Museum pays homage to scientists who have enriched scientific knowledge. The Museum aims to revive the scientific discoveries and achievements of the ancient scholars. It is besides to their translators. It is without whom such writings would not have transcended space and time.

In fact, the History of Science Museum is not a traditional museum. Moreover, it offers a variety of activities. Furthermore, it targets school children in particular and the public in general. It also offers traditional tours.

The ALEXploratorium:

In fact, it is a fascinating and innovative establishment. Moreover, it is a hands-on science facility that is unconventional both in concept and operation. Furthermore, it targets children and youth, who are the future and hope of Egypt. It aims to intrigue them through interactive exhibitions, workshops, and other programs and activities. These activities held under the guidance and supervision of dedicated staff members. It is whose objective is to relay scientific principles in a simple, fun manner.

In fact, ALEXploratorium activities not limited to the young. They attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds to science. It is by making it more accessible, more understandable and far more interesting. They show visitors how they can experience science. It is in almost everything they see, hear, or touch in their everyday lives.

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Stanley Bridge Alexandria

Stanley Bridge Alexandria

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Stanley Bridge Alexandria is a 400 meter-long proudly standing Egyptian modern monument. If you decided to walk along the corniche, you will see old men playing backgammon. You will see also youngster enjoying night skyline from the nearby café. See the harbor, Stanley Beach down below and the elegant towers of the bridge. Moreover, there are plenty of local and international cafes in the area. Try to visit this spot on a summer evening. In summer, the sky is clear and the sunset is more inspiring than ever. A perfect point to take great pictures of the whole Alexandrian seafront.

In fact, Stanley Bridge Alexandria has four towers. They modeled to compliment the Islamic design of the royal palace in Montaza. Many fishermen line up on the bridge waiting for their catch of the day. Furthermore, on the evenings, many brides and grooms take their wedding photographs on Stanley bridge.

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In fact, Stanley Bridge Alexandria built to enlarge Alexandria corniche. Moreover, the narrow two-ways road was causing too much traffic in the area. Below Stanley Bridge Alexandria is Stanley Bay, a beach with cabins. The city chief of Alexandria decided to create a 400 meter bridge on the Mediterranean sea. In fact, it was instead of destroying the popular beach . The two towers on the side of the sea have a small opening that looks out onto the water below. Furthermore, there is an underpass for pedestrians near the bridge. So it is safe to cross to the other side. On the other side, there are several coffee shops and restaurants.

The restaurants include Costa coffee shop and a McDonald’s. So you can sit and enjoy a panoramic view of the bridge. In fact, Stanley Bridge Alexandria is an important development to the Alexandrian seafront. The bridge creates an easy flow of traffic and smooth connecting to the other side of Alexandria. Stanley Bridge is not only a convenient way for commuters but also also a beautiful landmark. It offers many recreational activities.

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San Stefano Grand Plaza Alexandria

San Stefano Grand Plaza Alexandria

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San Stefano Grand Plaza Alexandria is a structural complex. It includes Four Seasons hotel, apartments, offices and a shopping mall. Moreover, it also has a marina in Alexandria, Egypt. Furthermore, it is on of its most luxurious areas in Alexandria. Four Seasons hotel features spacious guest rooms. Rooms feature balconies with views of the city, pool, or sea. They also feature LED TVs, signature bedding and marble bathrooms. The bathrooms are with deep soaking tubs.

Alexandria Library and the Roman Amphitheater are twenty minutes driving from San Stefano. San Stefano Grand Plaza Alexandria houses private residences. It also houses a private marina and a lavish mall. San Stefano Grand Plaza Alexandria features 4 floors of retail shops. It is not just a complex but a manifestation of the best. The state of the art features  cinemas, a children’s amusement center and Metro supermarket. It also features several coffee shops and a food court. They have an endless variety of choices. In fact, San Stefano Grand Plaza Alexandria is all about extravagance.

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If you look for more distinguished brands, it is the place to shop. There are also some mid range international brands available. There is something to offer on all levels of living. It starts from beautiful designed apartments to the grand shopping mall. In fact, All your needs and dreams will come true. Moreover, San Stefano Mall is the most vibrant and high end shopping mall in Alexandria city. This unique shopping mall set to redefine the shopping mall concept in Alexandria. It’s position is the best shopping and entertainment destination in the city. The four grand shopping floors facing the glorious Sea. They make San Stefano shopping mall indeed an unequaled experience.

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Alexandria Opera House - Alexandria Egypt

Alexandria Opera House Egypt

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Alexandria Opera House constructed in 1918 during the reign of Sultan Fuad I. It named Muhammad Ali Theater. The original owner of Alexandria Opera House called Badr El Din Kerdany. He appointed a French architect who’s name is Georges Baroque to do the design of it. In 1921, Alexandria Opera House was host to celebrated Arab and foreign singers. In 1962 Alexandria Opera House renamed “Sayed Darwish Theater” to honor Mr. Sayed Darwish. Sayed Darwish a famous Egyptian musician. Moreover, Sayed Darwish is the one who composed the Egyptian national anthem. Unfortunately, the ravages of time destroyed the exquisite beauty of Alexandria Opera House building.

The earlier attempts of restoration the building, did in fact more harm than good. In 2000, the neglected building put on Egypt’s Heritage List. In the same year the extensive renovation work began. Alexandria Opera House restored to its former splendor. It was after several years of skillful work on the structure of the building. It features fragile decorative elements. President Hosni Mubarak and his wife attended the re opening of Alexandria Opera House. It was in 2004. Today, Alexandria Opera House accommodates artistic performances by the Cairo Opera House companies. They are Opera and ballet companies. They also include the symphony or opera orchestras.

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There are visiting companies, local and foreign recitals and cultural Weeks. There also Arab and international festivals. Alexandria Opera House establishes to ballet, classical and Arab music talents. A department named Talents Development Center also established at the Opera. In this center, educators and academic professors teach. They also set up performances with young Egyptian who have talents. The venue hosts today world class events. It include all time favorite operas and ballets performed by local and international companies. The gorgeous auditorium also hosts concerts and recitals. It also hosts Arab and international festivals and cultural gatherings.

The opera house is in its own bubble with a quite, clean, classy look . You will be hard pressed to find elsewhere in Alex. Prices are also reasonable and there is even a bar around the corner. It is near to Cavafy Museum. Cavafy Museum Alexandria belongs to Mr. Constantine Cavafy. He was born in 1863, in Alexandria, Egypt and where he lived most of his life. The apartment where he spent his last 35 years was in Lepsius Street. It renamed “Sharm El Sheikh”. In fact, it was after the site at the entrance of the Bay of Aquaba, made over into a museum. It done to honor the life and works of the great Alexandrian poet. So you can visit this museum on the morning while you plan to attend opera by evening.

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Alexandria Opera House also near to Anfushi tombs. The tombs are limestone tombs. They date back to 250 BC and painted to simulate alabaster and marble. Moreover, they decorated with pictures of Egyptian gods and daily life. They are along with graffiti. They located on a spit of land that was once an island known as Pharos Island.

Alexandria Opera House also near to Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue. The synagogue located in Nabi Daniel street. it Built in 1354. It bombed by the French during their invasion of Egypt in 1798. It re-built in 1850 with contributions from the Mohammad Ali Dynasty. Although services still held in the synagogue, it now caters to a small community of Jewish. This is due to the dwindling number of Jews in Alexandria. It is one of the largest synagogues in the Middle East. This magnificent Italian-built structure served Alexandria’s once thriving and cosmopolitan Jewish community.

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Cavafy Museum Alexandria Egypt

Cavafy Museum Alexandria Egypt

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Cavafy Museum Alexandria belongs to Mr. Constantine Cavafy. He was born in 1863, in Alexandria, Egypt and where he lived most of his life. The apartment where he spent his last 35 years was in Lepsius Street. It renamed “Sharm El Sheikh”. Moreover, it was after the site at the entrance of the Bay of Aquaba, made over into a museum. It done to honor the life and works of the great Alexandrian poet. After Cavafy’s death in 1933, his apartment turned into a cheap hostel. A museum of sorts later created on the upper floor of the Greek Consulate General. It is within the Hellenic Quarter of Chatby, Alexandria.

Although the poet’s furniture sold by his heirs, his library saved. Moreover, it saved by the eminent Cavafologist Prof. George Savidis. The Cavafy International Committee leased the poet’s apartment in 1991. Cavafy Museum Alexandria opened to the public on November 16th 1992. With the help of Cavafy’s friends, the apartment has given some of the “atmosphere” of his life. In fact, photographs used to help in the reconstruction of the furniture and the general surroundings. Cavafy Museum Alexandria contains a wide range of bibliographical material. It also has translations of Cavafy’s poetry in 20 languages by 40 different scholars. It also has most of the 3,000 articles and works written about his poetry.

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Tribute also paid to the important personalities influenced. It was by the Poet – a room in the house which dedicated to the author Stratis Tsirkas. The Alexandria of Cavafy’s time was different to the city we know today. That city we see depicted in his works. It is also in those of E.M. Forster, Lawrence Durell , and Stratis Tsirkas. Cavafy lived in an area sandwiched between the red-light Attarin and the center of a city. It recognized as the crossroads of civilization . It is what Cavafy himself called the “capital of memories”.

Cavafy’s home situated between the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the bordellos of the City. In fact, it characterized by the poet as “The Temple of the Soul”. It also done as “the Temple of the Body” and “the Temple of the Flesh”.  Cavafy’s Museum indeed is a “must” for all visitors to Alexandria.

Cavafy Museum Alexandria runs under the auspices of the Cultural Section of the Greek Embassy in Cairo. It is open Tues -Sun 10.00 – 15.00, Thurs & Sun 10.00 – 17.00.

For further information tel: + 203 4825205-4821598

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Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria Egypt

Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria

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Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria located in the neighborhood of Zizenia in Alexandria city. In fact, Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria indeed is one of the largest Museums in Egypt. Moreover, it has a surface area of around 4185 meters. Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria hosts the most valuable displays. They include the jewelry and the ornaments which queens and princesses of the last royal family of Egypt wore. Moreover, the building of Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria itself is truly marvelous. In fact, it housed in the palace of Princess Fatema El Zahraa. It indeed is a rare piece of architectural art that constructed in the 19th century.

Some of the displays of the museum date back to the period of Mohamed Ali Pasha. It was when became the Khedive of Egypt in 1805. He took control of the country making it independent from the Ottoman rule. Moreover, he established a dynasty that ruled Egypt for 147 years. The grandson of Mohamed Ali, Khedive Ismail wanted to make Egypt a part of the modernity of Europe. This is why Khedive Ismail added electric lamps to the street of Egypt. Khedive Ismail hired the most skillful Egyptian and foreign artists to create the golden jewelry of the royal family. He also did for the antiques that used to decorate their houses and palaces. In fact, Khedive Ismail ruled Egypt from 1863 till 1879,

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This is the main reason why most of the displays of the museum date back to his ruling period. After the Egyptian revolution of the year 1952, all the royal jewelry expropriated. They remained in the governmental stores for a long period of time. The committee which specified to establish the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria attracted to the Palace of Princess Fatema El Zahraa. Fatema was the daughter of Prince Haidar Fadel, the son of Prince Mustafa Fadel, the brother of Khedive Ismail. The palace of Princess Fatema El Zahraa constructed in the period between 1919 and 1923. This palace is considered to be a piece of European architectural art in itself. It built by French, Italian, and Belgium architects and artists.

The palace erected following the school of Michael Angelo using the calm style of coloring and decorations. The Palace of Fatema Al Zahraa constructed over a surface area of 4185 square meters. The palace consists of two large suits. The Eastern Suite has two halls and a gallery. The gallery with a bronze statue of a boy in the center of it. The walls of this suit have rich colored windows decorations all over it. The Western Suit consists of two floors. Each has four large halls with three bathrooms. Bathrooms coated with decorative colored ceramics. An elegant foyer connects between the two suits of the palace. It featured with ten glass frames in the shape of ten doors with drawings. They represent European historical scenes and legendary stories like Romeo and Juliet.

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The windows of Fatema Al Zahraa palace decorated with colored glass. The grounds of the palace coated with the finest types of wood. The wood imported from Turkey and other European countries. The Palace of Fatema Al Zahraa was the perfect choice to host the valuable displays of Royal Museum. After the revolution of 1952, the Egyptian government has captured the palace from Princess Fatema Al Zahraa. It transformed to become the lounge of the president of Egypt before it opened as the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria.

The Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria has more than 11 thousand displays include the collection of Prince Mohamed Ali Tawfik. This collection consists of 12 cups made out of bronze and gold. It also includes 2753 lobes of precious stones and diamonds. It also includes a money bag made out of gold and other valuable precious stones. The priceless collection of Prince Mohamed Ali Tawfik has the marvelous Sultan pocket watch. It made out of pure gold and precious stones. The collection also include and many of glass cups decorated with 977 lobes of diamonds.

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Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria also displays the collection that dates back to the ruling period of Saeed Pasha. It contains some golden clocks and watches. Moreover, it also include Turkish, Egyptian and European insignia decorated with gold and diamonds. It also includes 4000 Roman, Persian, Byzantine, and Coptic coins. The most impressive exhibits of the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria is the snuffing box of Mohammad Ali. He is the founder of the Royal Family in Egypt. The collection includes ornamented with diamonds. It also includes his set of chess and his monumental sword.

The sword that created in the shape of a snake. It decorated with 600 diamonds gathered from the collections of many princesses of the Royal Family. The walls of the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria have some magnificent painted portraits. They are of Khedive Ismail, his wives, sons, and daughters. All put in pure golden frames. The collection of King Farouk featured with the extensive use of diamonds. The first piece of this collection was the sistrum. In fact, he used it when he was a baby to call his servants. This sistrum made in the shape of a royal crown. It made out of palatine, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and small pieces of gold.

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Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria has also a collection of King Farouk. It contains his personal stick that made of ebony and gold. It also contains a magnificent set of cups decorated with gold and sapphire. Each cup having 229 pieces of sapphire and 29 pieces of diamonds. The whole section in the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria specified to display the gifts to King Farouk. This collection also includes the tea set given to the king and his wife. It given to them on their wedding day by the Pashas of Egypt. This is besides to a plate made out of agate that given to King Farouk by the Czar of Russia.

One of the most startling displays in the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria is the crown of Queen Shwikar. It is one of the largest and most beautiful crowns of the members of the royal family in Egypt. There is also the hall of the belongings of Queen Farida, the wife of King Farouk. It exhibits her crown that made out of gold and palatine and ornamented by 1506 pieces of diamonds. This is besides a large collection of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and corals.

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Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria has also the collection of princess Fawzeya. She was the sister of King Farouk and the wife of the Shah of Iran, Mohammadd Reda Balhawy. The collection includes palatine ring where the name of the princess carved. It has also a belt that ornamented by 240 pieces of diamonds. Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria includes many other displays that include a large royal clock. The royal clock decorated with diamonds and has the shape of an elephant made out of ivory and sapphire. Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria displays many golden and palatine chest pins. It also displays large number of the personal belongings of the Royal Family members of Egypt.

A section of the Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria dedicated to the antiques and gifts. These antiques and gifts given to the Royal Family. It includes the famous plate of Queen Eugenie that given to Khedive Ismail in the opening of the Suez Canal. The estimated price is around 15 million pounds. It ornamented with diamonds, sapphires, and emerald. Royal Jewelry Museum Alexandria has undergone a long restoration. The renovation period took long time and reopened in the year 2010.

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Many services and facilities added to the museum. They include central air conditioning and a library. The museum also includes a cafe, a seminar hall, and a restoration laboratory. There is security alarm system in the museum to protect it against thrifts and fire. It has also surveillance cameras. The renovation cost of the Museum is more than nine million dollars. In April 2010 Suzanne Mubarak, officially reopened the museum for public visits.

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Mahmoud Saeed Museum Alexandria

Mahmoud Saeed Museum Alexandria

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Mahmoud Saeed Museum Alexandria located in Alexandria city, Egypt. In fact, Mahmoud Saeed Museum Alexandria belongs to the famous artist Mr. Mahmoud Saeed. Mr. Mahoud Saeed born in Alexandria, Egypt son of Muhammad Saeed Pasha, the Prime Minister of Egypt in that period. After receiving his high school diploma, he went on to law school, receiving his degree in 1919. Moreover, between 1919 and 1921 he traveled through Europe, ultimately studying at the Académie Julian. He returned to Egypt and worked at the Mixed Courts of Egypt until his father’s death in 1950.

Furthermore, between 1919 and his death in 1964, Saeed was a prolific oil painter. In Alexandria, his first trained with Italian painter, Amelia Casonato Da Forno, and later with Arturo Zanieri. He often shared the studio of his good friend, the Greek painter, Aristomenis Angelopoulos. A short visit to the Mahmoud Saeed Museum Alexandria will transport you to the 40’s and 50’s. In fact, it is the Egyptian 20th century golden era. Moreover, after retiring from his judge duties, Mahmoud Saeed started to paint Egypt as he saw it. Furthermore, he mixed some echoes from the past with modern techniques such as cubism and social realism. Housed in the artist’s beautiful Italian-style villa, Mahmoud Saeed Museum Alexandria has display about 40 of Saeed’s paintings.

Address: 6 Mohammad Saeed Pasha St., Gianaclis area, Alexandria.
Opening Hours: From 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays

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Alexandria Library Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria Library Alexandria Egypt

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Alexandria Library also called Bibliotheca Alexandrina. In fact, it is much more than a library. The Library located in Alexandria city, Egypt. Alexandria Library features BA Library. In fact, the BA library is a learning space that offers information in all its formats. It is through its collections of books, periodicals, maps and manuscripts. Moreover, it is also through the multimedia and electronic resources. Alexandria Library composed of the Main Library. The main library indeed is the largest reading room of the world. It also composed of many specialized libraries. They are Children’s Library, the Young People’s Library and the Taha Hussein Library. The last one is for the Blind and Visually Impaired serve the specific needs of their users.

The special collections of the library include the Arts & Multimedia Library. They also include the Manuscript Reading Room. Moreover, the collection include the Microfilm Reading Room. They also include the Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room. Furthermore, they also include the Nobel Section and Shadi Abdel Salam Collection.

Taha Hussein Library in Alexandria Library:

The Taha Hussein Library (TH) offers a new approach in library services. The services are for the blind and visually impaired. Equipped with special software, the Library applies the latest technology. In fact, the technology makes it possible for its users to read books and journals. It also lets them access all the resources of the library as well as selected web resources. In this way they enabled to gain more independence. One of the main goals of the TH library is to offer equal access to all users. It is regardless to their disability. The TH located at the Entrance Level to facilitate physical access for its visitors.

Children’s Library in Alexandria Library:

The Children’s Library (CH) provides educational, recreational and cultural resources for children. They children who aged 6 to 11. In fact, it contains a large collection of picture books, story books. It also contains nonfictional books and multimedia materials. The material is available in several languages. It also covers a wide range of subjects from arts to zoology. In addition to the reading area, the CH encompasses a computer lab. It also features an activities room, a storytelling and puppet-show corner. Moreover, it also features a multimedia corner.

A special section dedicated to children with different types of disabilities. In fact, several activities offered by the CH staff on a daily basis. They are such as storytelling, puppet show performances and arts and crafts groups. Children’s authors often invited to read to the children. The main goal of the CH is to develop the children’s reading and research. It also develops creativity skills through the different programs and activities.

Young People’s Library in Alexandria Library:

The Young People’s Library (YP) opens up a vast world of knowledge and entertainment. It also provides the culture for young people aged 12 to 16. The YP introduces its visitors to modern information technology. It also develops their reading and research skills and encourages social interaction. The collection of books in the YP area covers the same topics as in the Main Library. But it tailored to suit young people’s requirements. The YP Library offers access to different periodicals, multimedia and e-resources. It is besides to huge databases covering a variety of subjects.

Arts and Multimedia Library in Alexandria Library:

The Arts and Multimedia Library holds a rich print. In fact, it also holds an audiovisual collection of the Arts. The print collection includes books, musical scores and periodicals. The collection also includes the audio-visual collection. The last one covers a broad spectrum of motion pictures and documentary films. It also covers educational programs and self-teaching methods in languages and computers. The Audiovisual materials used in individual or group study rooms within the Library.

Library Map Library in Alexandria Library:

The Map Library houses a collection of more than 7000 maps. In fact, the maps cover all parts of the world with special focus on Alexandria, Egypt. It also focuses on the Arab world and the Mediterranean region. The collection contains maps of various types. In fact, it includes topographic, thematic, geologic maps and world maps. It also includes street maps, estate maps, contour maps and transportation. Moreover, it also includes communication maps, facsimile maps, atlases and nautical charts. Furthermore, it also includes aeronautical charts, satellite and aerial images, and globes. The Map Library located in B4 at the Main Library.

The Rare Books and Special Collections in Alexandria Library:

Rare collections cover all remarkable, unique items within the BA’s holdings. In fact, the collections include original manuscripts, early printed books and maps. They also include antique coins, celebrities’ personal effects and exceptional donations. The section houses many of units and specialized work groups. It also includes two reading rooms dedicated to researchers and postgraduate students. The first (B1) houses thousands of original manuscripts. It also house printed references on heritage. The second room (B2) allocated for rare books and special collections.

Micro-forms in Alexandria Library:

In fact, Micro-form is a felicitous medium for the preservation of rare manuscripts. It also for the printed materials and documents against potential loss or damage. In fact, the damage which based on the excessive circulation and age. The BA obtained microfilms of rare manuscripts and documents. The Micro-form Section also comprises comprehensive and exclusive collections. In fact, the collections are of national and Arabic newspapers. They serve as a historical register of important events, as well as rare documents. All micro-form collections are now available for consultation in the Micro-form Reading Room.

Nobel Section in Alexandria Library:

Located on the third floor (F3) of the Library. In fact, the Nobel Section comprises book collections of Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature. It is from 1901 to present. The Nobel Section comprises the Nobel Room and the Gad Rausing Auditorium. It also features the Söderberg Lounge. The furniture of the Nobel Section designed by famous Swedish designers. The Nobel Room accommodates a large meeting table. In fact, the table made of alder root and cherry wood. It is the table in the Assembly Hall of the Nobel Forum in Stockholm.

Francophone Library in Alexandria Library:

Located at the First Basement (B1). The library based on the exceptional gift from the French National Library (BnF) to the BA. The gift is a collection of 500,000 French books. In fact, the books published between 1996 and 2006 in different fields. As a result, the BA became the fourth largest francophone library in the world. It also features the biggest collection of French books outside France.

At the center of the BACC, the Hexagon is the hub of the Francophone Library. In fact, it is the meeting point of all francophone. It is a café, a cultural forum and a platform for holding ceremonies. Moreover, it features round table discussions and workshops. In fact, the Francophone Library offers different services to the public in various fields. It provides help to researchers and users about French literature. Moreover, it offers conversation workshops in French. In fact, it attempts to document the francophone world. It also introduces the geography, history, civilization, and tourist attractions of France to users.

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