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Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.

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/9789774245251.003.0029
Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.

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The remains of the city of Eilethyia are situated on the eastern side of the river, between the villages of Mahhamee'd and El-Hila'l. There are two temples among the remains of Eilethyia; one, and probably both, built by the latter king. His name and sculptures, are found upon the columns of one of these temples; and a later line of hieroglyphics, where an oval for a new name has been cut over the old sculptures down the front of one of the columns, in intaglio. A little to the north of the great enclosure are many very interesting sepulchral grottoes, excavated in a rugged, isolated hill. Having proceeded a little above the site of Eilethyia, the two lofty towers of the propylaeum of the great temple of Apollinopolis Magna become visible. There is a village named Ad'foo, which occupies a part of the site of the City of Apollo.

Keywords: Eilethyia; Mahhamee'd; El-Hila'l; sculptures; grottoes; Apollinopolis Magna

Chapter.  5891 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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