Seated sphinx plate, Eastern Greek Orientalizing, 6th century BC, from Naukratis
Naucratis or Naukratis (
The modern villages of Kom Gi’eif, el-Nibeira and el-Niqrash cover the archaeological site, which has become a find of the highest significance and the source of not only many beautiful objects of art now gracing the museums of the world but also an important source of some of the earliest Greek writing in existence, from the inscriptions on its pottery.
The sister port of Naucratis was the harbour town of Thonis/
Archaeological evidence suggests that the history of the
After the collapse of Mycenaean Greek civilization and the ensuing
The first report of Greeks in 7th century BC Egypt is a story in the
At present these sites remain uncertain but this may be a reference to the city of