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Cynopolis, Cynopolites
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[1] Town in Upper Egypt

The Greek town called κυνῶν πόλις (kynôn pólis); ‘town of dogs’; Str. 17,812) was at times the capital city of the 17th nomos of Upper Egypt (κυνοπολίτης; Kynopolítēs) and according to Ptol. 4,5,29 was situated on an island. C. (Egyptian Ḥr-dj) is often mentioned in texts of the New Kingdom and was the cult town of the dog-headed god  Anubis. Under Ramses XI it was destroyed in a civil war. Its exact location is unknown, presumably it was near Sheikh Fadl where a dog …

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Cynopolis, Cynopolites”, 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 24 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e626120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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