Greco Roman monuments, Alexandria

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    Greco-Roman Monument Site
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    Greco-Roman Monument Site
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    The Egyptian Deity

    by sayedaburas Updated May 3, 2005

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    Apis (in Egyptian , Hapi) was a form of the Nile-god. He was later known as an incarnation of the son of Osiris.

    At Memphis Apis was worshipped as the renewed life of Ptah.

    The chief cult centre of Apis was moved to Alexandria under Ptolemy Soter who, when he as pondering which god could be made the national deity, had a dream in which he saw a staute of a bull-god. Ptolemy ordered it to be brought to Alexandria, and built a new Serapeum for it there.

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    The Hellenistic Deity

    by sayedaburas Updated May 4, 2005

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    The compromise : Serapis*

    This feature of god was invented in Alexandria by Ptolemy I with the intention of providing a god capable of being worshipped by both Egyptians and Greeks.

    Apis bulls -as above mentioned- were considered sacred from very early times in Egypt.

    This was his compromise and both -the bull and the man shapes- kept the Egyptian god's name Serapis -derived from Osarapis = Osiris+Apis.

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    Tnagra, The world's best collection at Alexandria

    by sayedaburas Updated May 11, 2005

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    The Graeco-Roman Museum at Alexandria hosts a fantastic collection of such lively little Hellenistic terracotta statues of beautiful ladies from daily life. Each statuette stands in a different posture.

    Tanagra Figure
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    Tanagra

    by sayedaburas Updated Feb 24, 2007

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    Tanagra was a chief town of east Boeotia in Greece. In the 4th century it declined in importance, but it flourished in Hellenistic and Roman times. In Alexandria such trracotta figures kept the name and the art.

    Another Tanagre Figure
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    Greco-Roman Style Square in Mostafa Kamel

    by freddie18 Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    The Roman-Greek Monuments or the Greco-Roman monuments is situated in a square in Mostafa Kamel. It was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates in 332-331 BC in the old village of Rhakotis as ordered by Alexander the Great.

    The square has the Pompey's Pillar, Catacombs of Kom es-Shouqafa, the Roman Theatre or Kom Al-Dikka, and more ruins spread all over.

    It is worth coming to this ancient site. The Entrance Fee is very minimal.

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    Greek Roman Museum.!

    by siso010 Written Jun 25, 2005

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    I always enjoy going there,it contain many things which they found under water.

    many statues for old kinds,Alexandria,Christian people and many many things.

    it is not the big museum but you will enjoy it while it is small.

    you can go there after being on library of Qaiet Bay Castle,it will not take more than 1 hour.

    Fee is : 8 pounds "year ago"

    Location: Sultan Hussien Street.

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    Graeco-Roman Museum

    by mary2u99 Updated May 12, 2007

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    The collection from the period of 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD. In Alexandria, Graeco-Roman and pharaonic religions mingled in the cult of Serapis; the shift from pagan religions to Christianity can also be seen in the exhibits which include mummies, Hellenistic statues of Roman emperors, Tanagra figurines and early Christian antiquities.

    Costs EGP 30 to enter for tourists

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    Greek and Roman Monuments in...

    by Hanoon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Greek and Roman Monuments in Alexandria
    The Anfushi Tombs

    The Amphitheater

    Caesareum

    The Catacombs of Kom es-Shouqafa

    Pompey's Pillar

    The Roman Theatre

    The Temple of Taposiris Magna

    Underwater exploration in the Alexandria Harbor

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    alexandria has a very very...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    alexandria has a very very long seashore from the old city to al-maamourah and al-montazah,where you will see hotel palestine,a very luxuous palace
    ;there is not much left from the pharaonic period(see picture)

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    Caesareum

    by dedeckerm. Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Caesareum
    The temple stood near the shore at the center of the great harbor. It was a lavish temple with porticoes, propylalea, parks and libraries.
    The temple was rededicated to Caesar Augustus,

    Caesareum

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