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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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El-Minʼyeh, Benʼee Hhasʼan, and Antinoë.

El-Minʼyeh, Benʼee Hhasʼan, and Antinoë.

(p.251) Chapter XXI. El-Minʼyeh, Benʼee Hhasʼan, and Antinoë.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

El-Min'yeh, or Min'yet IbnKhasee'b, though a small town, is the capital of the middle provinces of Egypt, or of that part which constituted the ancient Heptanomis. It contains several soo'cks (or streets of shops), covered over-head with matting; and its market is pretty well stocked. To a distance of about three miles above the small town just mentioned, are some ancient quarries and sculptures, representing the processes of agriculture, domestic scenes, etc. Numerous other grottoes can be seen a few miles further south, on the same side of the river. A little above these are the very interesting grottoes of Ben' ee Hhas'an; so called from two deserted and ruined villages just beyond them. A little further away, in a grove of palm-trees, is the village of Esh-sheykh ‘Aba'deh, on a part of the site of the ancient city of Antinoe, which was founded by Adrian, in honour of his favourite Antinous.

Keywords:   El-Min'yeh, Min'yet IbnKhasee'b, Egypt, Heptanomis, grottoes, Ben' ee Hhas'an, Antinoe

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