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The Great Temple of God Serapeum, Alexandria, Egypt.

The Great Temple of God Serapeum, Alexandria, Egypt.

Various monuments are also located around the column. At the back are the remains of a Serapium or a temple of the God Serapis, now badly damaged. It was built during the reigns of Ptolemy II and Ptolemy III, but was damaged due to revolts of the Jewish population in Alexandria during the reign of Emperor Trajan (89-118 A.D). It was rebuilt again during the reign of Hadrian (117-137 A.D). It was likely was destroyed, once more, after the appearance of Christianity. It consisted of a high platform accessed by a staircase of 100 steps.

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Photo taken @ الاسكندرية on 16 October 2018 (© ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful. / Flickr)

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