"Welcome to Alexandria, Egypt" Rashad's Profile
The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern ; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world. But ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed, he found a sparsely populated fishing village.
From the 19th century Alexandria took a new role, as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E-M- Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture.
Alexandria is a city to explore at random. It's as important to enjoy the atmosphere as it is to see the sights.
Relatively new discoveries in the Eastern Harbor involve two different sites. Around Fort Qaitbey the site has unearthed hundreds of objects, including what experts believe are the remains of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the ancient wonders of the world
In the south east part of the harbor archaeologists have apparently found the Royal Quarters, including granite columns and fabulous statues, including one of Isis and a sphinx with a head thought to be that of Cleopatra's father.
There may vary well be an underwater exhibit in the future
The Corniche is doted with Casions bult on stilts and rows of beach huts. The avenue here did not always exists, for until the 20th century, the areas remained fortified by a five mile long wall with towers which had protected the city since the 13th Century. In the early 1900s, a strip of land with a width of about 100 yeards was reclaimed from the sea, and the area became popular with beach goers. That is no longer the case, but it remains a lively area of Alexandria.
On the western end of the Corniche near Silsila where the New Alexandria Library is being constructed is the Shatby Tombs which are said to be the oldest in Alexandria. Nearer the San Stefano area across the tram tracks is also the Royal Jewlery Museum.
This area along the coast about 15 miles east of Alexandrias old district along the Corniche is where many of the modern Alexandrian hotels are located, as well as one of the elegant heritage hotels. Khedive Abbas II built the Salamlik as a residence. Here also is the magnificent Montaza Palace.
by the 1952,there was a grand revolution(we called White revolution cause there was no blood-shed has happened) against the occupation and the King,then from that time Egypt becomes Republic..and completely free country.
Egypt(specially Alexandria)has been invaded by different foreign foreces over by over,those invaders tried to settle down in Egypt and to erase its Egyptian identity...but Egyptians got more stuck to their heritage and never been changed...we love our country and so proud of our history.
now our past invaders became our Friends ,indeed Egypt has very good political,commercial&cultural
relations with all her neighbours in area.
it was just like Golden age to Alexandria,
the capital of Hellenistic civilization,centre of Arts,
Science& school of phyilosophy,Alexandria was
capital of the Ptolemies, with numerous monuments to
the greatness of the era. It was the site of the Lighthouse,
one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,
as well as the Great Library.
NAME: Mohamed Rashad Abd El Fattah Shehatta
Associate professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications.
P.hD., (Environmental Studies) entitled, "Distribution Modeling of some heavy metals and Soil properties in an environmentally sensitive area", Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, August 2002.
M.Sc., (Environmental Studies) entitled, "Measurement of nitrogen dioxide gas emissions in Abu-Qir area and its socioeconomic impact", Institute of Graduate Studies & Research, Alexandria University, August 1996.
IV. SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCES:
Member in the research team of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University since 1993.
Member in the workshops of air and soils pollution in the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research.
Member in a project research team for monitoring of Lead in air over the Greater Cairo. Supervised by Ministry of Petrol and Alexandria University (June to August 1997).
Member in the teamwork of EIMP (Environmental Information and Monitoring Program) under supervision of DANIDA ?Denmark? and EEAA ?Egypt?, at IGSR ?Alexandria University?. Responsible for the operation of El-Max, Gheat El-Inab, Azafra, Abu-Qir and Shouhada stations for air pollution monitoring.
Member in the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. http://www.insinet.net/ajbas_editorial_board.html.
Good experience in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software i.e., AutoCAD (maps digitizing and editing), ArcView (database information systems).
V. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES:
Attending the workshop on "Energy Conservation and Auditing" held in Alexandria, August to September 1997. Under UNESCO Project on Energy and Environment, Alexandria University. Supervised by Yehia El Mahgary, Dr. Tech UNESCO Chair Professor.
Attending the workshop on "Air Quality Monitoring Systems and Applications" prepared for the trainig seminar, Environmental Information and Monitoring Programme (EIMP), by *Bjarne Sivertsen, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). Held in Tebbin Institute for Metal Studies, Ministry of Industry, Egypt, and September 1997.
Attending the 6th Arab International Conference on Materials Science ?Plastics Materials for Agriculture Applications? Alexandria, Egypt, 19-22 November 2000.
VI. PUBLICATIONS :
Mohamed Rashad and Shalaby, E.A. (2007) Dispersion and Deposition of Heavy Metals around Two Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Dumpsites, Alexandria, Egypt. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 2 (3):204-212.
Mohamed Rashad; Dultz S. (2007) Decisive factors of clay dispersion in alluvial soils of the Nile River Delta – a study on surface charge properties. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 2 (3):213-219.
An J. Hyok; Dultz S.; Mohamed Rashad (2006) Polycation adsorption on montmorillonite: the thermodynamic perspective for the adsorption of chitosan. The 14th International Clay Conference of the German Clays and Clay Minerals Group (DTTG) held in Aachen/Valkenburg 4-6 October 2006
Mohamed Rashad; Abd El Latif, M.(2005) Thermodynamic Approach for Copper and Cadmium specific and non-specific Adsorption on Calcareous Soil-biopolymer Composite." Alexandria Engineering journal (AEJ) volume 44 (3): 42-48.
Abd El Latif, M.; Mohy Eldin, M.S.; Mohamed Rashad (2005) Kinetic study of copper and cadmium Removal by soil-calcium alginate composite" submitted to Alexandria Engineering Journal (AEJ) volume 45 (1): 119-129.
Mohamed Rashad; Shalaby, E.A.; Assaad, F.F. (2005) Thermodynamic Approach for copper specific and nonspecific Adsorption on Calcareous Soils. Egyptian Journal of Soil Science Vol. 45 (1) 93-104.
Shalaby, E.A.; Mohamed Rashad; Assaad, F.F. (2005) Adsorption desorption behaviors of Cu, Zn, Mn, and Fe in calcareous soils. Egyptian Journal of Soil Science Vol. 45 (2) .135-148
Now the gate of Alexandria is open for ever and welcome to Alexandria to have a nice time.
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