Dome of the Planetarium Science Centre which is located on the grounds of the Bibliotheca Alexandria

Dome of the Planetarium Science Centre which is located on the grounds of the Bibliotheca Alexandria

Entrance of the Planetarium Science Centre but it was closed on the day for some unspecified reasons

Entrance of the Planetarium Science Centre but it was closed on the day for some unspecified reasons

A sculpture in display along the way to the entrance of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the Library of Alexandria)

A sculpture in display along the way to the entrance of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the Library of Alexandria)

A solar fountain on display - I wasn't allowed to enter the grounds of the library but after talking to the guard he got permission only to visit the front of the library

A solar fountain on display - I wasn't allowed to enter the grounds of the library but after talking to the guard he got permission only to visit the front of the library

At the far end of the bridge is the main entrance of the Bibliotheca Alexandria - as I have mentioned I was told that library was closed

At the far end of the bridge is the main entrance of the Bibliotheca Alexandria - as I have mentioned I was told that library was closed

With the library on back (not literally)  - looking out to the eastern harbor of Alexandria

With the library on back (not literally) - looking out to the eastern harbor of Alexandria

Roof of the Bibliotheca Alexandria - this complex was officially inaugurated on 16 October 2002

Roof of the Bibliotheca Alexandria - this complex was officially inaugurated on 16 October 2002

In 2010, the library received a donation of 500,000 books from the National Library of France

In 2010, the library received a donation of 500,000 books from the National Library of France

The library has shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room covering 70,000 square metres

The library has shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room covering 70,000 square metres

The original library held the largest collection of manuscripts in the world and was a great center of learning for 600 years until it burned down in the 3rd century

The original library held the largest collection of manuscripts in the world and was a great center of learning for 600 years until it burned down in the 3rd century

Eastern harbor of Alexandria is seen from the grounds of the Library of Alexandria

Eastern harbor of Alexandria is seen from the grounds of the Library of Alexandria

One of the strange looking sculpture beside the fence

One of the strange looking sculpture beside the fence

Another sculpture on display - the current Library of Alexandria was designed by a Norwegian architect and cost about $200 million

Another sculpture on display - the current Library of Alexandria was designed by a Norwegian architect and cost about $200 million

This sculpture is more suited for children's playground or something similar

This sculpture is more suited for children's playground or something similar

There no names below these sculptures or who designed them

There no names below these sculptures or who designed them

This monument refers to Alexander the Great who named this city after him

This monument refers to Alexander the Great who named this city after him

When I was about to leave, I saw an Egyptian couple tried to get in (they came from Cairo to see the library) but they were refused

When I was about to leave, I saw an Egyptian couple tried to get in (they came from Cairo to see the library) but they were refused

A photo of the Sea Bride Statue which is located opposite the Library of Alexandria

A photo of the Sea Bride Statue which is located opposite the Library of Alexandria

A typical Mamluk era dome belongs to one of the mosques close to the al-Mursi Mosque

A typical Mamluk era dome belongs to one of the mosques close to the al-Mursi Mosque

There was a small complex which housed three graves at the back of the al-Mursi Mosque but there were no information about the people buried there

There was a small complex which housed three graves at the back of the al-Mursi Mosque but there were no information about the people buried there

Second grave in the room - there was a caretaker there who let me in as long as I gave him a donation

Second grave in the room - there was a caretaker there who let me in as long as I gave him a donation

Three grave in the complex - it was surrounded by palm dates but area was neglected

Three grave in the complex - it was surrounded by palm dates but area was neglected

Entrance to the tomb of al-Abbas al-Mursi - his original name was Shahab al-Din and he was born in Murcia, al-Andalus (Spain)

Entrance to the tomb of al-Abbas al-Mursi - his original name was Shahab al-Din and he was born in Murcia, al-Andalus (Spain)

From al-Andalus, al-Mursi moved to Tunisia and later he stayed and died in Alexandria

From al-Andalus, al-Mursi moved to Tunisia and later he stayed and died in Alexandria

The grave of al-Mursi is on right while his two sons are buried on the left

The grave of al-Mursi is on right while his two sons are buried on the left

Even though he came from a wealthy family in the trading business and was well educated in religious studies

Even though he came from a wealthy family in the trading business and was well educated in religious studies

Closeup of the grave of his two sons buried next to al-Mursi

Closeup of the grave of his two sons buried next to al-Mursi

Inside the room there are only two graves but Arabic on the grave suggests that his two sons were buried there also

Inside the room there are only two graves but Arabic on the grave suggests that his two sons were buried there also

The Mosque of al-Mursi is located beside his tomb and it is one of the most beautiful mosque in the city

The Mosque of al-Mursi is located beside his tomb and it is one of the most beautiful mosque in the city

The Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial - it is dedicated to the unknown soldiers who lost their lives in the sea battles

The Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial - it is dedicated to the unknown soldiers who lost their lives in the sea battles

It is located at the El Gondy El Maghool Square of Manshaya district

It is located at the El Gondy El Maghool Square of Manshaya district

Bust of one of the rulers of Alexandria

Bust of one of the rulers of Alexandria

More busts on display - in front of these monuments there were colourful water fountains

More busts on display - in front of these monuments there were colourful water fountains