Opening Talk: Naukratis, an International Port in Ancient Egypt
Free Talk. Please book in advance online or via Box Office on 0115 846 7777.
With Dr Ross Iain Thomas, Dept. Greece and Rome, The British Museum
Naukratis was the Mediterranean port of Egypt from its founding c.620BC until the construction of Alexandria by Kleomenes of Naukratis, on behalf of Alexander the Great. Long after the construction of Alexandria, Naukratis remained an important city, boasting the oldest Greek sanctuaries in Egypt and an impressive industrial centre and river port on the main transport route to Memphis from the
Mediterranean, along the Canopic branch of the Nile. This talk will focus on the most recent discoveries by the British Museum fieldwork project in Naukratis and
our attempts to reconstruct the city and understand its inhabitants.
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