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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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(p.398) Chapter XXVIII. Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

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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