Taposiris Magna

Taposiris Magna

Taposiris Magna, now Abusir, is an Ancient city located in Alexandria Governorate, Egypt. It was established by King Ptolemy II Philadelphus between 280 BC and 270 BC. The site includes a necropolis and two monuments that were partly restored in the 1930s: the tower that has been used in the reconstruction of the lighthouse of Alexandria and the remains of a temple of Osiris that is also believed to be the last resting place of Cleopatra.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Alexandria Governorate

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ptolemaic

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic

Site Features: Ptolemaic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library

Date of Submission: 2003

Exact Location

Loading...

Weather In Site


  • Humidity: %
  • Wind:
Powered by: OpenWeatherMap

Egypt Map

by amCharts

Rating

Five
25
Four
10
Three
6
Two
2
One
1

4.3 average based on 44 reviews.

Users' Comments

The published comments do not represent the opinion of our site, but express the opinion of their publishers. (All Comments must be in English or Arabic)