Taposiris
(176 words)

(Ταποσῖρις; Taposîris).

[German version]

[1] Town in the Nile Delta

Town in the Nile Delta (modern Abusir), about 50 km to the west of Alexandria [1] between Lake Mareotis and the sea; first recorded in the Ptolemaic period and named after a temple of Osiris (enclosure walls are extant). In the Christian period, a church was incorporated into the temple. Another large church building was discovered outside the area of the town. In addition, there are remains of a…

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Taposiris”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1200440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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