Soknopaiou Nesos

   Also known as Dime. A town site in the northeastern Fayum. It flourished during the Graeco-Roman Period and was abandoned in the middle of the 3d century AD. The ruins of the houses, temples, and cemeteries are extant. The main temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Soknopaius. Numbers of papyri have been found here. It was briefly excavated by a British expedition from 1900–1901, a German expedition from 1908–1909, and an American team from the University of Michigan from 1931–1932. Since 2001 it has been investigated by an Italian expedition from the University of Bologna and the University of Lecce.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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