History

Alexander the Great prised this area, being as close to paradise in the known world. Because of the year round sunshine and benign temperatures, cooled by the Mediterranean breezes he allowed his beloved veterans to retire here.

The area was known in the Ptolemaic and first Roman eras as “Lucassis”
which means the white shell, and there is an ancient temple in the area
for the god “Horus”, the moon god of the ancient Egyptians.

The name “Marina” was given to the area and it means a port, as the
sources say that, during the time of the Roman Empire the area was previously a port for the export of grain
especially wheat, from the area currently known as the
Matrouh Governorate,. Scientists also discovered multiple archaeological sites near the current resort,
and many relics were discovered. The inscribed artifacts express the Roman
civilization that settled in the region thousands of years ago,
including painted wall paintings, gold pieces, bronze coins, metal
utensils, and pottery, all of which are currently in the Marina El
Alamein Museum. The architecture during the Roman era in Egypt. It
consists of a huge commercial market divided into several sections,
large residential neighbourhoods, and a huge cemetery carved in the rocks
of the mountainous region overlooking the sea coast at a distance of
approximately 150 meters.

The current Marina lake was created in 1992 to provide a resort for the Egyptian elite

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