El Mandara

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El Mandara

El Mandara is located in Egypt
El Mandara
El Mandara
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°17′08″N 30°01′18″E / 31.285519°N 30.021758°E / 31.285519; 30.021758Coordinates: 31°17′08″N 30°01′18″E / 31.285519°N 30.021758°E / 31.285519; 30.021758
Country Egypt
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

El Mandara (Arabic: المندرة‎) is a neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt.

Ancient site[edit]

The modern neighborhood of El Mandara is identified with the ancient town of Taposiris or Chersonesus Parva, which was mentioned by the ancient writers Strabo and Ptolemy.[1] The ancient Greek geographer Strabo wrote that young people of Alexandria would celebrate feasts in the neighborhood.[2] There are few remains of the ancient town today.[3][4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos
  2. ^ Strabo, Geographica 17.1.16
  3. ^ Stillwell, Richard; McAlister, William L.; Holland, Marian, eds. (1976). "Taposiris Parva". The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites. Princeton University Press. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  4. ^ Tegg, Thomas (1829). London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics: Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. 5. Thomas Tegg & Son. p. 568. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  5. ^ Conder, Josiah (1834). A Dictionary of Geography, ancient and modern, etc. Thomas Tegg & Son. p. 148. Retrieved 2017-06-23.