Mareotis

Mareotis

(mârēō`tĭs) or

Maryut

(mär`yo͞ot), salt lake, c.95 sq mi (250 sq km) excluding marshes, N Egypt, in the Nile delta. It is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by the narrow isthmus on which Alexandria is situated. There are fisheries and saltworks on the lakeshore.
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Some of the best came from the Mareotis region near Alexandria.
Menas was martyred for his Christian faith during the time of Diocletian (reigned 284-305), and his body had been buried near Lake Mareotis between Wadi Natroun and Alexandria.
The second and somewhat longer part takes a broadly based look at the Thecla cult in late antique Egypt, focusing first upon Alexandria, then upon the nearby Mareotis, and finally upon the Western Desert and the upper Nile valley.