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Deboʼd, and Ckurdaʼseh, &c.

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/9789774245251.003.0034
Deboʼd, and Ckurdaʼseh, &c.

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About a mile above Philae, on the eastern side of the river, are two ruined mosques, and the remains of a town, which, mark the site of El-Ckusr, once the frontier town of Nubia. El-Ckusr, according to Ibn Selee'm El-Aswa'nee (quoted by El-Muckree'zee) was five miles above Aswa'n (i.e. Old Aswa'n), and one mile from the isle of Bila'ck, or Philae: but El-Mes'oo'dee states, more correctly, that its distance from Aswa'n was six miles. This chapter discusses the remains of the town of El'Ckusr, the scenery between Philae and Debo'd. It describes the temple of Debo'd. Furthermore, it talks about the remains in a tract called Wa'dee Sahda'b. It also talks about the temple, Quarries, &c. of a district called Ckurda'seh.

Keywords: Philae; mosques; El-Ckusr; Nubia; Ibn Selee'm El-Aswa'nee; El'Ckusr

Chapter.  2569 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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