Alexandria–Nicopolis

Location


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References

Site

Alston. R. 1995: Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt. A Social History, London, 192–3

Murray, J. 1880: Handbook for Travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt, London, 141

Visiting and browsing

There is nothing to be seen of the late-Roman fortress at Nicopolis and no archaeological work has been undertaken, so the outline shown above is approximate, based on 19th-century eye-witness accounts and a detailed map drawn up to illustrate the second Battle of Alexandria (or Aboukir) in 1801. Various paintings and prints commemorating the battle feature the (then-standing) remains of the fortress.

The location and extent of the earlier double-legionary fortress are unknown.


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Page last updated 1st September 2011

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