The Egyptian city of Alexandria is steeped in history: from Cleopatra and Napoleon, to the Arab Spring, Alexandria has seen it all.
Like Istanbul and Jerusalem, Alexandria sits at a crossroads of Africa, Europe and Asia, the nexus of cultures, languages and religion, with a history of influential figures and dominant empires.
It was founded in 331 BC, when it was founded by Alexander the Great. Historian Professor Islam Issa tells the story of the city in his new book Alexandria : The City that Changed the World. He is a multi-award-winning author, curator, and broadcaster.