Thinis


Thinis
   Greek name for a city in northern Upper Egypt, possibly in or near modern Girga. Ancient Egyptian Tjeny, capital of the eighth Upper Egyptian nome. The major god worshipped at the site was Anhur, later identified with the god Shu. The city is named by Manetho as the native town of the kings of Dynasty 1 and Dynasty 2, and the population may have been buried in the nearby cemetery of Naga el-Deir. Thinis is mentioned in texts of the First Intermediate Period, when it was fought over by rivals Dynasty 10 and Dynasty 11 until its final capture by Mentuhotep II. It is also mentioned in Egyptian texts during the Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom, and in the Third Intermediate Period it became the seat of the vizier of Upper Egypt. During the Ptolemaic Period, the capital of the nome was moved elsewhere. The site has never been securely identified.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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