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Map of the Roman Empire - Canopus
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Ancient Canopus The modern Arabic name is Abukir-Taufikiy. Canopus was situated on the Nile Delta on the Egyptian coast. In the time of the Roman Empire Canopus was notorious for the debauchery that was prevalent there.
Canopus Canōpus (Κάνωπος) or Canōbus. An important city on the coast of Lower Egypt, twelve geographical miles east of Alexandria. It was near the westernmost mouth of the Nile, which was hence called the Canopic mouth. It was celebrated for a great temple of Serapis, for its commerce, its luxury, and its debauchery. Here was prepared the dye known as henna, which the women of the East have always used to stain their finger-tips (Herod. ii. 113). Before the founding of Alexandria (q.v.) it was a most important place, but after B.C. 300, its greatness declined. - Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers.
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