The City of Victory (Nicopolis) in Light of the Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Alexandria
Mohamed Abdelhamid Ismail, Head of the Alexandria Antiquities Department
08 December 2016
Bilbiotheca Alexandrina, Third Floar Floating Room
The BA Antiquities Museum is organizing a lecture titled “The City of Victory (Nicopolis) in Light of the Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Alexandria”. The lecture is going to be held on 8 December 2016, the BA Third Floor Floating Room (F3), at 12:00 noon, and it will be delivered by Mohamed Abdelhamid Ismail, Head of the Alexandria Antiquities Department. The lecture will discuss the City of Victory (Nicopolis), the region which Strabon described, stating: “After passing through the Hippodromos is the Nicopolis, which contains buildings fronting the sea not less numerous than a city. It is 30 stadia distant from Alexandreia. Augustus Cæsar distinguished this place, because it was here that he defeated Antony and his party of adherents.”
Numerous historians, starting with El-Falaki, Von Sieglin, Botti and ending with Kebret, Nirostrauss and Breccia, attempted to map the city of Alexandria in order to identify and outline the borders of the city of Nicopolis. Through examination and comparisons, the borders of the region, which later on became an integral part of the city of Alexandria, began to materialize through digging and excavation work done in the city in recent years. Thus, the details and imagining of this district became much clearer.