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Egyptian Settlements

Background

During his conquest of the satrapy of Egypt in the Persian Campaign, the armies of Macedonia led by Alexander the Great passed through some of the most ancient and sacred cities of the Egyptians. In fact during one encounter ancient Egyptian priests informed him that he may have been born of the God Amun, who Alexander took to mean Zeus. There are many other interesting events that occurred during his adventures in Egypt.

List of Egyptian Settlements

Ptolemaic Settlements

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Following the conquest of the Achaemenid Empire by the Macedonians the territory of Egypt passed into Macedonian control. However, upon the sudden and untimely death of Alexander his successors known as the diadochi initiated a series of wars known as the Wars of the Diadochi which carved his massive empire into a series of separate states.

The former Achaemenid satrapy of Egypt would be taken over by Ptolemy I Soter who established the Ptolemaic Kingdom and began the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt which would go on to include famous people such as Cleopatra VII and her affairs with Julius Caesar and the Roman Republic. The Ptolemies were prolific builders and established many unique Ptolemaic settlements throughout their territory.

View a list of Ptolemaic settlements here.

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