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Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001

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Hermopolis Magna, &c., to Asyoo't.

Hermopolis Magna, &c., to Asyoo't.

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(p.256) Chapter XXII. Hermopolis Magna, &c., to Asyoo't.
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Description of Egypt
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0023

The large village of Er-Reyremoo'n, which is situated a little above the site of Antinoe, on the opposite side of the Nile, may be called the port of the town of Mel'low'ee. A little further away, there is a site of Hermopolis Magna. Within the mounds, towards the south, is the large village of Ash'moo'ney'n, or Oosh'moo'ney'n, which was once a flourishing city; as its ruined mosque and some of the older houses seem to testify. Furthermore, this chapter describes Mel'low'ee, which is a moderately large and populous town, containing numerous shops and mosques; but situated at an inconvenient distance from the river. Adjacent to the village of Et-Tell is the site of a very large ancient town; of which there are considerable remains. Finally, this chapter talks about the town of Menfeloo't, which is situated on the western bank of the Nile.

Keywords:   Er-Reyremoo'n, Antinoe, Mel'low'ee, Hermopolis Magna, Ash'moo'ney'n

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