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Alexandria
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I. Ptolemaic Period – II. Ancient Judaism – III. Early Church – IV. Patriarchate

I. Ptolemaic Period

Egypt. Rhakotis, Arab. Iskandariya, on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, established 332/31 bce by Alexander the Great west of the Canopic branch of the Nile between the sea and Lake Mareotis. Exact topography is uncertain because of later rebuilding, destruction, and changes in water level. Laid out on a rectangular grid by the …

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Weber, Gregor, Mélèze-Modrzejewski, Joseph, Ritter, Adolf M. and Petzolt, Martin, “Alexandria”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00403>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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