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Memphis

TM Geo 1344

Egypt - 1st Lower Egyptian nome, Memphites (Memphis) (L01) - provincia: Aegyptus - the L01 Memphites incorporates the former U21 (admin.) - located on the western Nile bank - cf. also L01 Memphites (TM Geo 2714), L01 Karikon / Karomemphites (TM Geo 4783), L01 Phylake (north) / T-reset-mehtit-n-Memphis (TM Geo 10908), L01 Phylake (south) / T-reset-resit-n-Memphis (TM Geo 10685)
29.849491,31.255061 (Lat,Long)


Links: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire, Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire [2], EDH, Nomisma, Pleiades, Pleiades [2], Talbert Peutinger, ToposText, Wikipedia, Wikipedia [2]


Status: city: polis; metropolis; asty; demi; oppidum; civitas


Greek name(s): Μεμφις
Latin name(s): Memfis - Memphis - Menfris
Egyptian name(s): Mn-nfr - Ỉnb-ḥḏ (Ỉnb-ḥt) - Ḥw.t-kȝ-Ptḥ - Mḫȝ.t-tȝ.wy - Ms-ṱḥny
Coptic name(s): ⲙⲛⲫⲉ - ⲉⲕⲉⲡϯⲁ
Ethnic(s): Memphites (Memphitis) - Memphitikos - Memphitios
Variants: Memphis - Hout-ka-Ptah ('Temple (of) (the) ka of Ptah') - Ineb-hedj ('White wall / enclosure') - Mechat-tawi ('Scales (of) (the) two lands') - Mes-teheni ('Faience-maker') - Noph - sites including Saqqara (Sakkara); Saqqara, Serapeum; Saqqara, Anoubieion; Saqqara, Monastery of Apa Jeremias (Ras el-Gisr?); Mit Rahina (Mit Riheina); Mit Rahina, Kom el-Qala’a; Mit Rahina, Kom Aziziyeh; El-Badrashein; Abusir (Abu Sir); El-Hawamdiya; Muna el-Anir; Umm Khunan; Mit Qadus; Shabramant; Abu el-Numrus


Repertoria: Dizionario II, p. 144; III, p. 81; p. 252; p. 258-262 (1); p. 262-263 (1-2); p. 263 (bis); Suppl. 1, p. 195 (1); p. 195 (1-2); Suppl. 2, p. 119 (1); p. 120 (1-2); Suppl. 3, p. 73 (1); p. 73 (1-2); Suppl. 4, p. 86 (1); p. 86-87 (1); Suppl. 5, p. 60 (1); p. 61 (1-2); Gauthier, Dictionnaire I, 1925, p. 81; p. 82-83; III, 1926, p. 9; p. 38-39; IV, 1927, p. 137-138; Timm, p. 1549-1558
Biblio: Wb 1, 1926, p. 95; Wb 2, 1927, p. 63; p. 130; Wb 3, 1929, p. 5; Gardiner, AEO 2, 1947, p. 122*-126* no. 394; Erichsen, Glossar, 1954, p. 35; p. 161; p. 181; p. 284; p. 335; p. 348; p. 524; p. 556; p. 586; Helck, LÄ II, 1977, col. 394; Kruit / Worp, AfP 46 (2000), p. 121-125; p. 140-141; PP X, 2002, p. 70-71; Cohen, The Hellenistic settlements, 2006, p. 416-417; CDD Ḥ, 2009, p. 17; p. 20; p. 22; p. 37-38; p. 208; p. 326; CDD M, 2010, p. 59; p. 99-101; p. 216; p. 229; p. 234; p. 245; CDD I, 2011, p. 167-168; CDD T, 2012, p. 33 p. 53; p. 278
Map: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 2 (1832), p. 28 no. 2 (R(uin)s of Memphis); BSOAS 16 (1954), p. 212 (Memphis); Pruneti, Ossirinchite, 1981, pl. inset (Menfi); Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 75 E1 (Memphis); Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 1 J5 (Memphis); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 135 (Memphis / Mennufer); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 136 (Mit Rahina); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 144-145 (Saqqara); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 135 (Mit Rahina); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 135 (Saqqara Pyramids); Brun e.a. (ed.), Le désert oriental d'Égypte [Cuvigny], 2018, § 1 fig. 1 (Memphis)
Note: see also the attestations for L01 Serapeum (10638), L01 Anoubieion (3109) and L01 Hagiou Ieremiou Monasterion (12916); obsolete reading: Meiaphis; new reading in ZPE 141 (2002), p. 204 (Tamerit ST 6), l. 1 (no toponym); new reading in Reymond, Hermetic writings p. 112 no. B (Vienna 6321), 1 (no toponym; cf. CDD I, 2011, p. 29; p. 30; p. 167)


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755089Egitto e Vicino Oriente (EVO) 37 (2014), p. 27-45 + Gardiner, Egyptian letters to the dead p. 1-3; 13-16; pl. I-Ia[found & written]cloth (linen) Hieratic BC34 - AD08 Egypt, L01 - Memphis, Tomb of Seankhenptah [found & written]
755150Gardiner, Egyptian letters to the dead p. 7-8, 22; pl. VI-VIa[found & written]pottery Hieratic BC34 - AD08 Egypt, L01 - Memphis (?) [found & written]
755238Möller, Hieratische Paläographie 1 pl. I,1[found & written]papyrus Hieratic BC34 - AD08 Egypt, L01 - Memphis [found & written]
755239Posener-Kriéger / De Cenival, The Abu Sir papyri pl. 92-95[found & written]papyrus Hieratic BC34 - AD08 Egypt, L01 - Memphis [found & written]
755242Posener-Kriéger / De Cenival, The Abu Sir papyri p. 37; pl. 80[found & written]papyrus Hieratic BC34 - AD08 Egypt, L01 - Memphis [found & written]
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