Antinopolis

Antinopolis

Antinopolis, modern Sheikh Ibada, was a city founded at an older Egyptian village by the Roman emperor Hadrian to commemorate his deified young beloved, Antinous, on the east bank of the Nile, not far from the site in Upper Egypt where Antinous drowned in 130 AD.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Red Sea Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments

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