The astronomical orientation of the urban plan of Alexandria

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Luisa, Ferro; Giulio, Magli;
(2011)

Alexander the Great founded Alexandria in 331 BC. The newly founded town was conceived as an orthogonal grid based on a main longitudinal axis, later called Canopic Road. We analyse here the astronomical orientation of the project and propose that the main axis was deli... View more
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