The Egyptian temple and settlement at Naukratis

A.J. Spencer

Attention devoted to the Greek presence at Naukratis has tended to overshadow the Egyptian elements of this site and the existence of a town prior to the establishment of the Greek trading-centre, but one Egyptian monument, the so-called Great Enclosure, has been debated at some length. This article attempts to settle the issue of the purpose of this enclosure and place it within the context of an Egyptian town, bringing in some new evidence from Flinders Petrie’s Journal and correspondence from his season at Naukratis in 1884–85, preserved in the Lucy Gura Archive of the Egypt Exploration Society.

The Egyptian temple and settlement at Naukratis

To reference this article we suggest:

Spencer, A.J. 2011. The Egyptian temple and settlement at Naukratis. BMSAES 17, 31–49. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_17/spencer.aspx

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