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Taposiris Magna Taposiris Magna
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt

The site is on the road to Marsa Matrouh. It is about 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Alexandria. This was once an important town from the Ptolemaic dynasty.

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Now what is left are the remains of a temple dedicated to God OsirisWho is this deity? and a ruined lighthouse (See Image 1). The lighthouse is a miniature version of the ancient PharosWhat does it mean?. Only left are the pylons and the outer walls of the temple.

The temple was also used as a church at some time, as some remains prove it. At the site there is also an animal necropolisWhat does it mean? and Roman baths built by Emperor Justinian.

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