Ruled by Greek rulers after the Persian invasion, the Egyptian society witnessed a number of changes in its culture. Alexander the Great overlaid monuments with his own Greek designs. He built temples and statues following the ancient Egyptian tradition of having defied gods.
The remains in the form of reliefs, statues and funerary objects give a small glimpse of the Greco-Roman Sites in Egypt.
The biggest memorial column in Egypt, Pompey's Pillar stands with pride on the grounds of Egypt. It is a large column of red granite, its total height is about 28 m with a diameter at the base of 2.7 m, and towards the capital, at the top, it tapers to 2.3 m.
To enter the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, you must travel down, through a spiral staircase, to where the bodies of the deceased were once grounded. This staircase leads to a large prime shaft that primarily functioned both for carrying the dead bodies to their graves and making sure there was good ventilation in the burial chambers.
⇒ One of the most popular sites in Alexandria, the Roman Amphitheatre is a symbol of the rich cultural variation that was evident to the people of Alexandria. The number of plays and musicals performed at the theatre are a proof of the love of the Egyptian people of literature and talent.
⇒ The structure was built in the 2nd century. It currently stands tall with most of its structures restored. An open-air theatre with no curtains on the stage, the theatre consisting of 16 rows of marble benches lined along the stage give even views to all the spectators visiting the theatre. The benches can now be used to sit 600 audiences at once.
Popular across the globe, the Greco-Roman Monuments have helped in enriching Egypt’s heritage. The main regions ground to such monuments include Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and more. Call us or visit NILE HOLIDAY to book your tour to the Greco-Roman Sites.