Temple of Maharraqa

Local nameMaharraqa
LocationAswan Governorate, Egypt

Al-Maharraqa is a place in Lower Nubia, which was approximately 120 km south of Aswan on the southern border of the Roman empire. Only a few years after the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC, the Kushites from the kingdom of Meroë launched a raid on the First Cataract region of Egypt in 23 BC. The Roman prefect of Egypt, Petronius, retaliated and defeated the invading Meroitic army. He then proceeded to station a Roman garrison of 400 troops at the southern outpost of Qasr Ibrim. After some negotiations, a permanent frontier between Meroë and Roman Egypt was established at Maharraqa. Thus, Maharraqa formed the extreme southern frontier of Roman Egypt.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Maharraqa

Address (Unnamed Road), Egypt

Coordinates 22°48'2.951" N 32°32'51.334" E

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