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Xois
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(Ξοίς; Xoís). Egyptian city in the northwestern Nile Delta, Egyptian (pr-)Ḫsww, chief town of the Sixth District of Lower Egypt. Parts of the ancient settlement are beneath modern Saḫā; no others are extant. There are no archaeological remains from the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC and few textual references; most of the finds are from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. According to a dubious piece of information in Manetho [1] (FGrH 609 F 2,10), the 14th Dynasty (c. 1650 BC) is supposed to originate from X. During the troubles at the end of the 19th Dynasty (c. 1200 BC), th…

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Xois”, 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 27 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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