Naucratis

Naucratis

Naucratis or Naukratis was a city of Ancient Egypt, on the Canopic branch of the Nile river. It was the first and the only permanent Greek colony in Egypt; acting as a symbiotic nexus for the interchange of Greek and Egyptian art and culture. The modern site of the city has become an archaeological find of the highest significance and the source of not only many beautiful objects of art now gracing the museums of the world but also an important source of some of the earliest Greek writing in existence, provided by the inscriptions on its pottery..

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Beheira Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian & Ptolemaic Monuments

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