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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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Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.

Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.

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(p.398) Chapter XXVIII. Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.
Source:
Description of Egypt
Author(s):

Jason Thompson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0029

The remains of the city of Eilethyia are situated on the eastern side of the river, between the villages of Mahhamee'd and El-Hila'l. There are two temples among the remains of Eilethyia; one, and probably both, built by the latter king. His name and sculptures, are found upon the columns of one of these temples; and a later line of hieroglyphics, where an oval for a new name has been cut over the old sculptures down the front of one of the columns, in intaglio. A little to the north of the great enclosure are many very interesting sepulchral grottoes, excavated in a rugged, isolated hill. Having proceeded a little above the site of Eilethyia, the two lofty towers of the propylaeum of the great temple of Apollinopolis Magna become visible. There is a village named Ad'foo, which occupies a part of the site of the City of Apollo.

Keywords:   Eilethyia, Mahhamee'd, El-Hila'l, sculptures, grottoes, Apollinopolis Magna

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