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Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world. How did this shining beacon for civilisation and knowledge meet its demise? Acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes looks at Alexandria past and present, following in the footsteps of Hypatia, the city's last great female philosopher.
IMDb 6.948min2010
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