Asyut

   Arabic name for the Egyptian Sauty, Greek Lycopolis, capital of the 13th nome of UpperEgypt. The chief deity of the city was the god Wepwawet. Very little remains of the town, but the tombsof the nomarchs of the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom have been uncovered. Excavations were performed by a French team in 1903, an Italian expedition in 1905–1913, and British excavators in 1906–1907 and 1922. Ajoint German–Egyptian expedition has been working on tombs in the necropolis since 2003.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Asyut — Asyut in Hieroglyphen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Asyūt — Asyut Basisdaten Hauptstadt Asyut Fläche 1.553 km² …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Asyut — [ä syo͞ot′] city in central Egypt, on the Nile: pop. 273,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Asyut — Lycopolis and Lykopolis redirect here; for the ancient city bearing those names located in the delta of the Nile, see Lycopolis (Delta). Asyut ( ar. أسيوط), is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate, Egypt. The modern city is located at:… …   Wikipedia

  • Asyut — /ah syooht /, n. a city in central Egypt, on the Nile. 284,000. Also, Asyût, Assiut. * * * ▪ Egypt also spelled  Asiut, or Assiout,         capital of Asyūṭ muḥāfaẓah (governorate) and one of the largest settlements of Upper Egypt. It lies on the …   Universalium

  • Asyut — Original name in latin Asy Name in other language As jut, Assiout, Assiut, Assuit, Asyut, Asy Licopolis, Likupulis, Lycopolis, Lkpls, Siut, asywt, Асьют State code EG Continent/City Africa/Cairo longitude 27.18096 latitude 31.18368 altitude 56… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Asyut — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Asyūţ Country and Admin Code EG.17 EG …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Asyut — /ah syooht /, n. a city in central Egypt, on the Nile. 284,000. Also, Asyût, Assiut …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asyût — geographical name city central Egypt on left bank of the Nile population 273,191 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Asyut — Assiout  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Gouvernorat d Assiout.  Article de la série Lieux égyptiens Lieux Nomes / Villes Monuments / Temples …   Wikipédia en Français

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