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Ancient Roman Circus of Antinopolis, Egypt

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Ancient Roman Circus of Antinopolis, Egypt.

Antinopolis was a city founded at an older Egyptian village by the Roman emperor Hadrian to commemorate his deified young lover, Antinous, on the east bank of the Nile, not far from the site in Upper Egypt where Antinous drowned in 130 A.D. Antinopolis was a little to the south of the Egyptian village of Besa (Βῆσσα), named after the goddess and oracle of Besa, which was consulted occasionally even as late as the age of Constantine I. Antinopolis was built at the foot of the hill upon which Besa was seated. The city is located nearly opposite of Hermopolis Magna.

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