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Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria


Greeks cemetery in Alexandria looks like an open-air museum because of its magnificence, and the accuracy of tombstones inside it, as it includes Greek statues of angelic faces with wings, spreading the meanings of peace, and tranquility, it gives you the feeling of being in Athens.

Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria

Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria 

  • It  bears witness to the greatness of the members of the Greeks community in Alexandria, their art and creativity, as well as their eagerness to leaves a sense of comfort in the hearts of all who approach them, whether they are alive or dead, in addition to that, it leave an impression of their love for the land that welcomed them after they abandoned their country.

Tomb Of The Seven Religions 

It was named the tomb of the Seven Religions because it contains cemeteries of different denominations, it contains the cemeteries of the Catholic community belonging to the Vatican, the cemeteries of the Greek Orthodox, the cemeteries of the Latins, the cemeteries of the Roman Catholics, the cemeteries of the Jews, in addition to the cemeteries of the Egyptian Christians.

Origins of Greek community in Alexandria

The Greeks community is one of the oldest and largest communities in Alexandria, they are also one of the largest communities that managed to get along with the Alexandrian people.

The origins of the Greeks community in Alexandria go back to the late 18th century, as they were increased under the rule of Muhammad Ali PashaAs they were famous for their hard work in trade, and they worked in various trades and professions, so that their number reached half Alexandria's population during the reign of Khedive Ismail, the Greeks are considered one of the most communities that have been most embodied in the most important old Egyptian cinema films. 

History Of  Place 

The cemetery of the Greeks were built on a large plot of land, with a grant from Muhammad Ali Pasha, it was constructed at the highest level, with donations from the members of the Greek community, especially the wealthy among them, it bears a history of more than 400 years, the cemetery is distinguished by their Greek style of winged statues carved in the form of angels.

Most prominent personalities that were buried in it

George Antoniadis 

  • George Antoniadis was one of the most famous, and rich Greeks in Egypt, he donated his house and garden to Alexandria's governorate, he was the one who founded Antoniadis Park, which is currently considered the most prominent park in Alexandria, Which contains rare flowers, and plants.


Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria

Gravestone of George Antoniadis

Irene


Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria

Irene was the daughter of the most famous wood merchant in Alexandria, who called "Zorvadaki", she was dead of her illness in Switzerland, and her family was grieved with great grief, they decided to build this cemetery to commemorate her memory, its tomb  was distinguished by the presence of a wonderful statue of guardian angel, which was made from the finest types of marble, and was carved in France, the guardian Angel puts his finger in front of his mouth, to inform her visitors of the necessity of silence, so that the beautiful girl would sleep in peace.

Poti

Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria

It contains the tomb of the famous Archaeologist (Poti) who was the first director of the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, he was buried in a red granite antique coffin in implementation of his will, opposite to his coffin, another coffin similar to it, where his wife is laying.


Greek cemetery in Alexandria houses a memorial to 100 of the remains of Greek air force soldiers, who fell in The Middle East during the Second World War.

Greeks Cemetery In Alexandria

Tomb of the poet Cavafy

The poet Cavafy was one of the greatest contemporary Greek poets, and he holds both Egyptian and Greek nationalities.

Tomb of Michalides

He was the most famous Greek lawyer who lived in Egypt was known as "Michalides", and he worked as a legal advisor for the Greek community in Egypt, and the tomb of the international Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.

Tomb of Asad Basili

Asad Basili was the owner of the Palace of Basile, is the same palace that was turned into the Alexandria National Museum.


 

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