Simploring 2018 (66) Alexandria in Second Life

My simploring tour on Sunday, July 29th, led me two thousand years back in to Alexandria in the year 40 bc. I picked the landmark from SL Destinations. The landmark description is short but precise: “The most amazing city of Antiquity. Immerse yourself in the history of the great city of Alexandreia, 40 B.C.

Alexandria 40 bc – Overview

Alexandria in Second Life is built on a full sim and rated adult. It is owned by Kleopatra T. Philopator (doroty.davies), who says about herself that she’s “the Queen of Egypt and the living Goddess Isis, remaining in Alexandreia with my family and the Court.

I landed at the “Agora” in the middle of the antique town. I found out later, that there’s a welcome skybox with some information and will provide that landmark for Alexandria.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (1) – at the Agora and the temple nearby / inside of the temple (lower right)

Alexandria is first of all a roleplay sim, where you immerse yourself into the antique aera. While I visited just one other person was present. You’re allowed to visit as a tourist, yet you just should respect roleplaying persons and not interact.

As mentioned above my visit started at the Agora. I first went into a huge temple which contained nothing but a sarcophagus. The next building I explored was the palace. I didn’t find an entrance but (thanks to flying and sitting abilities) found my way in nonetheless. The inside is quite impressive and colourful. The walls are decorated with egypt paintings, the whole palace radiates the luxury of a few people 2,000 years back in time. Really impressive even virtually.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (2) – inside of the palace

After my visit to the palace I used the teleporter system of Alexandria and visited the Caesareum, the Harbour, the zoo, the Serapeum, the great library, Pharos, Doors, Arabesque and Porn-Eio. Porn-Eio? Actually, I don’t know what this word means nor could I find anything fitting on the net. It might a Greek or Latin word. Anyway in Alexandria of Second Life it is located close to the harbour (just like nowadays *winks*) and is obviously an ancient brothel.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (3) – Exhibition “Sexuality in ancient Egypt” at the great library (upper left and right) / Caesareum (lower left) / Serapeum (lower right)

The Caesareum and the Serapeum are both ancient temples of Alexandria. You can find information about them on wikipedia as well as about Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The great library is close to the Caesareum and currently offers an exhibition about sexuality in ancient Egypt. The exhibited pictures contain notecards with information.
Of course I also visited the zoo, although I really was surprised that they had already zoos in 40 bc.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (4) – Pharos (upper left) / Harbour (upper right) / Porn-Eio (lower left) / Zoo (lower right)

Doors is the above mentioned welcome skybox, Arabesque is a out-of-character disco in another skybox. Arabesque offers regular events and there’s a board with the times and dates.

Impressions of Alexandria 40 bc (5) – Arabesque, the out of character disco / another view over Alexandria (lower right)

Alexandria is really well made, a great place for taking pictures and for getting an impression of this ancient town, which was of high importance in the year 40 bc. Again I could visit a place that proves the enormous possibilities of Second Life. I enjoyed my visit a lot and am impressed. Alexandria is worth a visit. Thank you Queen of Egypt aka. Kleopatra T. Philopator aka. Doroty Davies!

Landmark to Alexandria (Doors – Landing skybox)
Landmark to Arabesque (out of character disco)

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