Al Jazeera World Presents the History of the Greek Community of Egypt


By Stella Tsolakidou

Based on interviews and archive material, Al Jazeera World presents a documentary film on the history of the Greek community of Egypt, from antiquity to modern times, entitled “Egypt: The Other Homeland.”

The two prominent civilizations of ancient Greece and Egypt form a deeper connection between the people of the two countries, something which was evident in the North African country for hundreds of years.

From Herodotus visiting Egypt in the 4th century BC to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, and from the Ptolemaic dynasty to the suicide of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, the Greek element contributes to Egyptian history until the Roman Empire took over the country

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