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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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Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.

Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.

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(p.274) Chapter XXIV. Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.
Source:
Description of Egypt
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0025

Gir'ga, or Jir'ja, is still a large and flourishing town; but not so populous or wealthy as it was prior to the fall of the Memloo'ks; for during the period of their ascendancy it was the capital of Upper Egypt. Its numerous ma'd'nehs render its distant appearance rather imposing. Several of its mosques are very well built; and it contains extensive soo'cks. It suffers, like several other towns in Egypt, from the encroachments of the river during every successive inundation; large portions of the bank falling from the violence of the current, and from being saturated with water. This chapter describes the monuments of Abydos. It also talks about the town of Furshoo't, and a village named Den'dar'a (Tentyra) and its monuments.

Keywords:   Gir'ga, Jir'ja, Memloo'ks, Upper Egypt, ma'd'nehs

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