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Byzantion nea hellás

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Abstract

ASUERO, PABLO MARTÍN. THE REBIRTH OF ALEXANDRIA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY IN THE LIGHT OF HISPANIC OBSERVERS. Byzantion nea hellás [online]. 2013, n.32, pp.111-124. ISSN 0718-8471.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-84712013000100005.

All along the 19th century Alaxandria becomes an important port in the Mediterranean from where cotton was sent to Europe and in strategic center for the communications with Asia and Pacific through Suez, that was specially important for the Spaniards as made the passage to the Philippines faster. The Spanish observers will give notices of the changes in a city that kept rest of its past marked by the presence of Alexander, Cleopatra, Caesar, Marcus Antonius and Octavius.

Keywords : Spain; Alexandria; Suez; cotton; travelers; diplomats; archaeologist; ruins; obelisks.

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