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The Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria

Over 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman sites including this well preserved amphitheatre with marble seats for up to 800 spectators , galleries and sections of mosaic – flooring .
In Ptolemaic times this area was the park of pan , a recreational garden surrounded by roman villas and baths.

Pompey’s Pillar ( Alexandria ) It is a 23 meters high red granite column , constructed in honour of Emperor Diocletian , originally part of the temple of Serapis , once a magnificent structure rivalling the Soma and the Caesareum .
Other remains in the same area include two pink granite sphinxes . Nearby are subterranean galleries , where the sacred Apis bulls were buried .

The Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, Alexandria
This warren of tombs on three levels houses the triclinium , where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead , and a central tomb with reliefs of bearded serpents . Inside are 2nd century statues of the Egyptian gods Sobek and Anubis wearing Roman armour .

El-Shatby Necropolis, Alexandria
Built in the style of the old Greek houses , it comprises a doorway , corridor and two chambers . It dates back to the 3rd century B C and lies North of St.Mark's college .
 

 

 


 


 


 

 
 
 
 

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