As a teenager, Mohamed Ahmed El-Sammak sold fuul on the streets of downtown Alexandria. His big break came in 1957 when he took over a humble joint, then called Benyamin, from a local Jewish family.
The following six decades were spent perfecting a simple, vegetarian offering that has made the restaurant, now bearing his name, renowned across Egypt.
The restaurant is packed day and night with punters hungry for fuul iskandarani (mashed fava beans topped with tahini and finely chopped tomato and cucumber), shakshoukah (egg scrambled with tomato, onion and cumin) and masqa‘ah (an aubergine and tomato casserole).
was situated in the Royal neighborhood. it was made up of a park, a hall of Pillars and a building for meetings.
his cultural site remained famous among and Frequently visited by scientists and thinkers until 272 AD when emperor Orilian burnt the Whole area and a large part of the place was destroyed. Scientists and the thinkers had to move to a smaller library at the cerabium. and disappeard in 4th century AD.