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Cynopolis
Ancient Egyptian: Saka
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sꜣkꜣ
Location el-Qais
Coordinates 28°28′59.88″N 30°46′59.88″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Anpu
Main deities Anubis

Cynopolis, or Cynopolis Superior to distinguish it from another city with the same name, (ancient Egyptian: sꜣkꜣ, modern: el-Qais) is an Ancient Egyptian city in Upper Egypt which – according to Claudius Ptolemy[1] – was situated on an island in the Nile river. It was the capital city of Anpu, the seventeenth nome of Upper Egypt.

The main priesthood of the god Anubis was situated in Cynopolis.[2]

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References[]

  1. Lane 2000, p. 31.
  2. Helck 1974, p. 113.

Bibliography[]

  • Helck, W., 1974: Die altägyptischen Gaue. L. Reichert.
  • Lane, E.W., 2000: Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia. American University in Cairo Press.
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