|Ptolemy I (Soter I)|
Upon the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, the throne of Egypt fell to Ptolemy I, the
son of Lagus. He was a veteran soldier and trusted commander who had served Alexander.
He started the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which lasted about 300 years. He ran Egypt like a
business, strictly for profit. One of the few surviving works of Ptolemy I Soter is the temple of
Kom Abu Billo, which was dedicated to Hathor "Mistress of Mefket".