Caesareum of Alexandria
|Type||Built as a temple; converted to a Christian church (late-4th century)|
|Town or city||Alexandria|
|Completed||1st century BC|
|Renovated||4th century (converted to Christian church)|
|Client|| • Cleopatra VII (started)
• Augustus (finished)
The Caesareum in Alexandria was a temple conceived by Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, to honour her dead lover Julius Caesar. It was finished by Augustus, after he defeated Antony and Cleopatra. He destroyed all traces of Antony in Alexandria, and apparently dedicated the temple to his own cult.
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