Alexandria, Egypt was founded in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great. When Quentin Collins was banished from his home around 1896 he went Alexandria where he worked for the police as a spy for six months (718). His sister-in-law, Laura Collins followed him there (728).
While in Alexandria, Quentin, under threat of being sacrificed to the God Ra, turned Laura Collins over to be sacrificed instead. He left her crying out his name, only to be told once he was gone and that he was the one who had betrayed her (732).