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Top 9 facts Greek Roman period in ancient egypt

Top 9 facts Greek-Roman period in ancient Egypt

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The young Macedonian king, Alexander the Great, defeated Egypt’s Persian rulers in the 4th century BC, and became Egypt’s new leader. 
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Alexander incorporated Egypt into his own empire. He founded the city of Alexandria in 332 BC, and then left Egypt to the control of two Greek officials. He died in 323 BC.
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 In 305 BC, Alexandra’s general, Ptolemy, proclaimed himself pharaoh. He founded the Ptolemaic dynasty, which lasted until 30 BC.
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 During this dynasty, the temple of Edfu was completed and work started on the temples of Dendera, Komo Ombo, and Philae.
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 During the Ptolemaic dynasty, most important posts were held by Greeks. However, Egyptian laws and religion were largely left untouched.
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 During the Greek Period, Ptolemy I introduced the cult of the god of Serapis in an attempt to unify Greeks and Egyptians. In the later Greek Period, civil wars once again became a part of Egyptian life. Egyptians in the south tried to rebel against their foreign rulers, and there were sporadic outbreaks of violence in Alexandria. 
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In 48 BC, Roman general Julius Caesar went to Egypt to aid Queen Cleopatra VII, who had been deposed by her brother Ptolemy XIII Philopator.
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 Cleopatra was later defeated by the Roman leader Octavian in 30 BC. Octavian appointed himself pharaoh and Egypt became a Roman province. 
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Many Roman emperors commissioned temple wall paintings with themselves depicted as Egyptian pharaoh

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