If you fancy visiting part of the country life in Egypt, do not hesitate to visit Rosetta where life is still simple and primitive. It is 60 kilometer from Alexandria. You will get to take a motor boat in the Nile and visit an island, the meeting point of the Nile and the Mediterranean as well as the castle where Rosetta stone was found.
In 1799, the famous ?Rosetta Stone? was discovered here ? a granite stele with texts incised in three languages, which made a major contribution to deciphering the hieroglyphs.
Rosetta is considered as a large open-air museum for Islamic architecture. The great number of Islamic monuments found here does not exist in any other city, except for Cairo. Unfortunately most of these unique monuments are neglected, modern buildings surround them, and the unplanned urbanization also affects them badly, causing much damage. Therefore it is necessary for a great national effort to be made to save them, in order to revive the historical character of the city.
Price : 70$ per person