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Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9789774245251
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617970160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0025
Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.

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Gir'ga, or Jir'ja, is still a large and flourishing town; but not so populous or wealthy as it was prior to the fall of the Memloo'ks; for during the period of their ascendancy it was the capital of Upper Egypt. Its numerous ma'd'nehs render its distant appearance rather imposing. Several of its mosques are very well built; and it contains extensive soo'cks. It suffers, like several other towns in Egypt, from the encroachments of the river during every successive inundation; large portions of the bank falling from the violence of the current, and from being saturated with water. This chapter describes the monuments of Abydos. It also talks about the town of Furshoo't, and a village named Den'dar'a (Tentyra) and its monuments.

Keywords: Gir'ga; Jir'ja; Memloo'ks; Upper Egypt; ma'd'nehs

Chapter.  5590 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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