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

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

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

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