Maybe the design is not perfectly efficient for game mechanics, but I do try to organize the city layout in a more "realistic" way in terms of social class distribution with a bit of "historical" touch.
- Basically I respected the default layout of the city, including the walls and main roads, except a small modification of the wall and adding another south gate. (Where in historical Alexandria should be the site of a north-south main street)
- To the east end of the city would be the scholars' quarters.
- North of the Canopic street would be the Museum, including the Great Library, a ring of manors for the scribes and scholars, and multiple smaller (functional) libraries. This is placed in accordance to some archaeological map of the expected site of the real old world wonder.
- South of the Canopic street would be the city palace surrounded by multiple packed manors, representing the busy offices of the city councils responsible for the daily city operation.
- To the centre-east of the city would be the artisans' quarters running along the Canopic street and multiple parallel north-south running streets.
- Along the shoreline are the docks, warehouses and workshops on the shore. On both sides are the fishing wharfs and laborers' quarters.
- Opposite to the Canopic street would be the more decent residences of the middle classes, comprising of the main bulk of the city population. These modular housing blocks represent the skilled artisans, guild-members and businessman.
- Down along the road, the city's main storage yards and granaries are located on both sides of the old south gate. They receive local farming products from villages outside of the wall and store imported goods from the port at the other end of the road.
- To the centre-west is the Grand Temple, where the temple complex to Ra and Caeserium is located.
- This is the most prestigious district of the city. The palatial estates around the Grand Temple live the families of the high priests and the hereditary lords of the city ruling class.
- A new south gate is opened at the front courtyard of the Grand Temple to honour the Caeserium.
- To the west end would be the military quarters.
- The Mausoleum of Alexander stood at the southwest corner of the city for ages (since 3 stages ago). (In history this is the site of the Serapeum.)
- (In my own story,) Out of admiration of the great conqueror, the generals of the country traditionally stayed and lived at the west end of the city.
- Slowly, upon fierce competition, only the most distinguished generals would be able to purchase the extravagant manors and luxurious estates at the west end. This is represented by the 2 clusters of manors and estates in my city design.
- Outside of the city walls are 3 farming villages, located along the stream and lake.
- As we have no idea where the actual location of the Mausoleum of Cleo, I placed it between the woods and the shore of lake Mareotis. This is so placed because...
- Just at the backyard of the Mausoleum is the generating point of the asp. If you remember, according to some legends, Cleo committed suicide at the Mausoleum, probably by grabbing one of these asp ^^.
Thank you very much for reading. I would be very happy to receive any feedbacks.