A temple to the cat goddess Bastet is uncovered in Alexandria, seat of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty. She was also worshiped all over Lower Egypt, but her cult was centred on her temple at Bubastis in the eighteenth nome of Lower Egypt (which is now in ruins). great temple of Bastet at the ancient city of Bubastis is now being studied by a joint German/ The visitor to the temple today sees a large area of blocks.
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Zahi Hawass, Egypt's chief archaeologist, said the temple may have been used in later times as a quarry as evidenced by the large number of missing stone blocks. The fierce lion god Maahes of nearby Nubia became part of Egyptian mythology and assigned the role of the son of Bastet. The goddess was sometimes depicted holding a ceremonial sistrum in one hand and an aegis in the other—the aegis usually resembling a collar or gorget embellished with a lioness head. One of her epithets was "lady of Asheru". The Greek-speaking Ptolemaic dynasty ruled for almost years, after the foundation of the city by Alexander the Great until Queen Cleopatra was ousted by the Romans. He has never seen any woman more beautiful in his life and sends her a note asking her to come to his bed for ten gold pieces but she returns a counter-offer telling him to meet her at the Temple of Bastet in Saqqara where she lives and he will then have all he desires.