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An ancient city of Egypt in the Nile River delta southeast of Alexandria. Greek colonists probably settled here in the seventh century bc.


(Placename) an ancient Greek city in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in the 7th century bc


(ˈnɔ krə tɪs)

an ancient Greek city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta.
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Accompanying the 2016 British Museum exhibition of the same name, this volume tells the story of the sunken Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus and their rediscovery through underwater archaeology, as well as the research on Naukratis, a town connected to Thonis-Heracleion.
But the gallery's showcases also contain a number of trinket-size pieces that possess a great deal of charm, including a pair of oil vessels: one representing the helmeted head of a warrior (possibly made in Rhodes), the other a fish (from the Greek colony of Naukratis in Egypt).
The 23 papers emerged from a workshop held at the Museum in December 2004 in conjunction with the Naukratis Project based at the Gutenberg-Universiat Mainz.