Leontopolis


Leontopolis
   Greek name for the Egyptian Ta-remu, modern Tell el-Muqdam in the Delta 50 miles north of Cairo. Capital of the 11th nome of Lower Egypt. The principal deity was the lion god Mahes. The remains date from the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman Period. Little is left of the city now. It was examined by Auguste Mariettein 1889 and excavated by Henri Edouard Navillein 1892. In 1915, the burial of a Queen Kama, possibly a shortened form of Karomama, of the Third Intermediate Period was discovered at the site. The city was investigated by an American expedition from 1992–1998.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Leontopŏlis — (Löwenstadt, a. Geogr.), 1) Stadt im Delta (Ägypten), Hauptstadt des Leontopolites nomos. Hier baute 180 v. Chr. der zu Ptolemäos Philometor geflüchtete Hohepriester Onias IV. einen, dem zu Jerusalem ähnlichen Tempel, welchen Kaiser Vespasian… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Leontopŏlis — Leontopŏlis, Hauptort eines Nomos in Ägypten. Hier baute 160 v. Chr. der geflüchtete Hohepriester Onias IV. einen Tempel, ähnlich dem zu Jerusalem, den Vespasian schließen ließ. Heute Tell el Jehûdîe bei Schibin el Kanatir, nördlich von Kairo …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • LEONTOPOLIS — Phoeniciae urbs, Strab. Aegypti opp. Ptol. intra Deltam, Busiridi proximum: Est et Isautiae et Hellesponti urbs, et Bithyniae, Episcopal. sub Archiep. Helenopolitano. Curt Suppl. l. 1. c. 1 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Léontopolis — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Léontopolis (homonymie). Léontopolis Ville d Égypte antique Noms en égyptien ancien …   Wikipédia en Français

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