El Alamein is most notable as the place where the Allied forces
of WW II gained a decisive victory of the Axis forces.
Today, the village located about 66 miles east of Alexandria is
mostly a port facility for shipping oil.
However, it was once described by Churchill as having the best
climate in the world.
There are several hotels and a beach resort nearby.
There is also a war museum with collectibles from the Battle of
El Alamein and other North African battles.
The Museum houses specifmens of World War II weapons, as well as
busts of the generals who planned the battle at Al Alamein.
Other displays show collections of uniforms and memorabilia.
There are also detailed maps and charts showing troop
The only historical interest in this village would be related to
WW II, and includes an Italian and German military cemeteries on
Tell el-Eisa Hill just outside of town.
An ancient city discovered in 1985, it comprises temples, tombs
baths and nobles' houses, from the Graeco-Roman period. It is
the largest archaeological city after Alexandria.
The British Cemetery Thousands upon thousands of rock-hewn
tombstones stand straight rows amidst a fenced garden.
Italian Cemetery :
It is a high tower fort standing on a high hill. The walls of
the building are covered with marble.
It is a fortress like memorial that was built on a high
overlooking the sea.