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  • 05 16, 2023

The Antoniades Gardens are the oldest gardens in the city of Alexandria in Egypt and are considered among the oldest gardens established by man in the world.

Important historical events of the Ptolemaic kings. In the nineteenth century, the gardens were owned by a wealthy Greek, and they were known by his name "Basteria Gardens" until Muhammad Ali Pasha owned them and established a palace for him there.

In 1860 AD, Khedive Ismail entrusted the French artist Paul Richard to re-establish the gardens as a miniature model The gardens of the Palace of Versailles in Paris, in which Khedive Ismail resided during his visit to France, and the area of ​​the gardens at that time was about 50 acres.

Rather, the area of ​​the gardens reached as a result of the expansions ordered by Khedive Ismail, and at that time a large number of rare trees and plants were added to the garden, where Khedive Ismail was known for his penchant for hunting birds In it.

 the owner of the palace and gardens was transferred to a wealthy person, the Greek Baron John Antoniades in 1860, and the gardens were named after him later, and John Antoniadis remained for a time in the palace, and when he died in 1895 the gardens and palace were inherited by his son Anthony, who carried out his father’s will by gifting the palace and gardens to the Municipality of Alexandria in 1918 ad.

The park is famous for having a distinguished group of rare, full-size marble statues of mythical and historical figures, as well as some Greek-style installations.

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Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library, the largest in the ancient world; and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Alexandria is rich in history, and some must-visit sites include the Citadel of Qaitbay, Pompey's Pillar, and the Roman Amphitheatre.


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