Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2006

224 Pages | 290 illus. incl. 182 in color

8 1/2 x 12 inches

ISBN: 9789632148861

Bookseller Code (06)

Taposiris Magna

A Temple, Fortress and Monastery of Egypt

Gyozo Vörös

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

The coastal acropolis of Taposiris Magna, 45 km west of Alexandria on Egypt's north coast, was founded by Ptolemy Philadelphos II in the early third century BC. Between 1998 and 2004, Hungarian excavations, led by charismatic archaeologist Gyozo Vörös, revealed many of the hidden secrets of the history of this important site. Within the Egyptian-style pylons and enclosure walls, the team discovered the foundations of a Greek-style sanctuary-the only Greek temple so far found in Egypt.