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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Canopus (also: Canobus) was an Ancient Egyptian coastal town, located in the Nile Delta. Its site is in the eastern outskirts of modern-day Alexandria, around 25 kilometres from the centre of that city. Canopus stood in the seventh Nomos (Menelaites, later Canopites after it), on the western bank at the mouth of the westernmost branch of the River Nile known as the Canopic or Heracleotic branch or -mouth. It was the principal port in Egypt for Greek trade before the foundation of Alexandria. Its old Egyptian name was Pikuat; the Greeks called it Kanobos, or Kanopos (Greek: Κάνωπος), after a mythological commander of a Greek fleet supposedly buried there. - Wikipedia

 

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