Al Ahram Weekly has a travel supplement this week which looks at Marsa Matrouh (the biggest town of which is El Alamein). As well as details about Second Wolrd War cemeteries and museums there is also one article which covers the archaeological sites of the area.
From the days of Alexander the Great to the Battle of Alamein, history has played out on the shores of Marsa Matrouh. Today, the North Coast city on the Mediterranean is an ideal escape for anyone who wants to travel. This Mediterranean diamond in the rough has been serenaded in songs and served as the backdrop of legendary love. Sahar El-Bahr remincised, while photographer Sherif Sonbol captured all the eye can behold.