Alexandria: Layers of history, levels of threat
October 19, 2022

For thousands of years, cultural hub Alexandria, Egypt has been at a geographical crossroads that puts it at risk from earthquakes and extreme weather events. Now, with massive real estate ventures underway, researchers say the government should look to the city’s past in preparation for the future.

Author: Rehab Abdalmohsen

Rehab Abdalmohsen is an independent science journalist and water reporter whose work has appeared in: ScieDev.net, @NatureNews, the Niles magazine, among others.

An underwater city is seen from eye-level in Alexandria, Egypy
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Alexandria: Layers of history, levels of threat

For thousands of years, cultural hub Alexandria, Egypt has been at a geographical crossroads that puts it at risk from earthquakes and extreme weather events. Now, with massive real estate ventures underway, researchers say the government should look to the city’s past in preparation for the future.

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