Monday, July 20, 2009

Picture - The Temple of Ras el-Souda, Alexandria

Originally published July 14, 2009 | Zahi Hawass' Photo Blog | by Garry Shaw

Having been moved 10km from its original location due to the threat of rising groundwater, the Temple of Ras el-Souda is now the centrepiece of the new Mosaic Museum in Alexandria, which is currently under construction. The temple was discovered in 1936 and dates to the Second Century AD. A charioteer named Isidorus helped finance the temple and dedicated a large statue of a foot here after he recovered from a chariot racing injury.

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