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Athribis
(87 words)

[German version]

(Egyptian Ḥwt-[t]-ṛj-jb, Arabic Tall Atrı̄b). Capital city of the 10th Lower Egyptian district, in the southern central delta. Main god Chentechtai in older times honoured as a crocodile, in the New Kingdom mostly as a falcon. A. gains additional significance in the New Kingdom. In the 9th-7th cents. BC it forms with  Heliopolis an independent principality. Ammianus Marcellinus (22,16) counts it as one of the most important cities of Egypt.

Bibliography

P. Vernus, Athribis, Bibliothèque d'études coptes 74, 1978

LÄ 1, 519-24.

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Athribis”, 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 16 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e206210>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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