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Tanis
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(Τάνις; Tánis).

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[1] City in the northeast of the Nile Delta

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City in the northeast of the Nile Delta, Egyptian Ḏn.t, Biblical Zoan, modern (Tell) San el-Hagar, the largest ruin mound in Egypt (177 ha, 30 m high). T. was founded as a residence in place of the abandoned Pi-Ramesses (c. 20 km to the south) at the beginning of the 21st Dynasty (c. 1070 BC). Sculptures and other stone from Pi-Ramesses (some of which ha…

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Tanis”, 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 06 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1200220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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