Caesareum of Alexandria

in undefined, Egypt



Category: Attraction

9 views 0 shares 0 comments

Bookmarkset bookmark!
Created/changed by: System

Address details

7 El-Gaish Rd, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Print route »

Coordinates

N31° 12' 3.24" E29° 53' 57.84"   (31.2009, 29.8994)
Start navigation »

Phone & WWW


Business hours

Info

The Caesareum of Alexandria is an ancient temple in Alexandria, Egypt. It was conceived by Cleopatra VII of the Ptolemaic kingdom, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, to honour her first known lover Julius Caesar. The edifice was finished by the Roman Emperor Augustus, after he defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in Egypt. He destroyed all traces of Antony in Alexandria, and apparently dedicated the temple to his own cult.Converted to a Christian church in the late 4th century, the Caesareum was the headquarters of Cyril of Alexandria, the Patriarch of Alexandria from 412 to 444.The philosopher and mathematician Hypatia was murdered at the Caesareum by a Christian mob in 415; they stripped her naked and tore her to pieces.Elements of the temple survived until the 19th century. Cleopatra's Needles, obelisks from the temple, now stand in Central Park in New York City and on the Thames Embankment, in London;.Today, a large statue of the Alexandrine nationalist leader Saad Zaghloul (1859–1927) stands on the Caesareum site.

Discussions

Random Images

Contact details

Caesareum of Alexandria

Address: 7 El-Gaish Rd, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Phone: