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Syene (Assuan)

TM Geo 2207

Egypt - 1st Upper Egyptian nome (Elephantine, Kom Ombo) (U01) - provincia: Aegyptus - in the U Thebais (admin.) - located on the eastern Nile bank - cf. also U01 Contra Syenem (Assuan Gharb) (TM Geo 5313)
24.081158,32.89804 (Lat,Long)


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


Status: city: polis; urbs; civitas; district: toparchia


Greek name(s): Συηνη - Σοηνη
Latin name(s): Syene - Siene
Egyptian name(s): Swn (Swnw)
Coptic name(s): ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ
Ethnic(s): Syenites - Soenites - Syenitikos - Syenaios
Modern name(s): Assuan
Variants: Syene (Soene - Souene) - Kaine Syene - Assuan (Aswan) - sites including Salib Island; Gebel Gulab; Anba Sama'an


Repertoria: Dizionario III, p. 48; IV, p. 316-317; p. 318 (bis); Suppl. 1, p. 237; Suppl. 2, p. 197 (bis); Suppl. 3, p. 140-141; p. 141 (bis); Suppl. 4, p. 122; Suppl. 5, p. 92; Gauthier, Dictionnaire V, 1928, p. 17-18; Timm, p. 222-235
Biblio: Erichsen, Lesestücke II.2, 1940, p. 201; Erichsen, Glossar, 1954, p. 414; Locher, Topographie Nilkatarakt, 1999, p. 58-86; ZPE 155 (2006), p. 183-187; La'da, Pap. Congr. XXIII (Vienna 2001), 2007, p. 369-380; CDD T, 2012, p. 33; CDD S, 2013, p. 78-81
Map: d'Anville, Aegyptus antiqua, 1765 (Syene); d'Anville, Égypte nommé dans le pays Missir, 1765 (Assuan ou Suené); Arrowsmith, Map of Upper Egypt, 1807 (Assouan. Ant. Seyene); Belzoni, Narrative of the operations in Egypt and Nubia, 1820, pl. 38 (Syene); Jomard, Carte itinéraire, 1820 (Syène (Asouân)); Sidebotham / Gates-Foster (ed.), Survey of the desert roads, 2019, p. vi (S‛souan / Syene); Rifaud, Carte du cours du Nil, 1830 (Asouan); Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1892), p. 812 (Aswan); Floyer, Eastern desert or northern Etbai, 1893 (Assuan); Survey Department Cairo, 1907, map 1 (Aswan); Ball, South-eastern Egypt, 1912, pl. 3 (Aswan); Raimondi, Le désert oriental égyptien, 1923, pl. 8 (Assouan); Raimondi, Le désert oriental égyptien, 1923, pl. 9 inset (Assouan); Raimondi, Le désert oriental égyptien, 1923, pl. 9 (Assouan (Syène)); JEA 11 (1925), p. 138 pl. 11 (Syene); BSOAS 15 (1953), p. 28 (Syene); JEA 39 (1953), p. 95 Vo inset (Syene); JEA 39 (1953), p. 95 Vo (Syēne); CdE 28 (1953), p. 127 fig. 13 inset (Syene); BSOAS 16 (1954), p. 212 (Syene (Aswān)); U.S. Army Map Service, map NG 36-14 (3th ed.), 1959 (Aswân); Automobile Club of Egypt, 1966 (Aswan); Pruneti, Ossirinchite, 1981, pl. inset (Siene); ANRW II 10.1, 1988, p. 769 fig. 1 (Syene); Egyptian series 1:50,000, map NF 36 N6d, 1990 (High Dam); Said, The geology of Egypt, 1990, p. 546 (Aswan); Egyptian series 1:50,000, map NG 36 B3b, 1990 (Aswān); Sidebotham / Wendrich (ed.), Berenike 1995, 1996, fig. 1-1 (Aswan / Syene); Textbook of Aramaic documents 4, 1999, p. 304 (Aswan); Textbook of Aramaic documents 4, 1999, p. 304 (Aswan Quarries); Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 80 inset (2) (Syene); Répertoire d’épigraphie méroïtique, 2000, p. xx (Assouan); Répertoire d’épigraphie méroïtique, 2000, p. xix (Assouan); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 72 (Aswan / Syene); JEA 79 (1993), p. 81 (Aswan); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 71 (Aswan / Syene); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 71 (Aswan Dam); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 71 (Aswan High Dam (Sadd el-‛Ali)); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 72 (Aswan Dam); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 72 (Aswan High Dam (Sadd el-‛Ali)); Brun e.a. (ed.), Le désert oriental d'Égypte [Cuvigny], 2018, § 1 fig. 1 (Syènè); Brun e.a. (ed.), Le désert oriental d'Égypte [Cuvigny], 2018, § 1 fig. 1 inset (Syènè); Sidebotham / Gates-Foster (ed.), Survey of the desert roads, 2019, p. 4 (Syene (Aswan)); Sidebotham / Gates-Foster (ed.), Survey of the desert roads, 2019, p. 52 fig. 2.1 (Syene (Aswan))
Note: new reading in P. Loeb 1, 14 (no toponym; cf. DBL, 2005, p. 270 & CDD S, 2013, p. 80); cf. the expression 'syenites', 'stone from Syene' (sc. granite)


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135107Totenbuch-Projekt (online) - TM 135107[find place, place of writing & preservation]stone Hieroglyphic BC13 - BC11 Egypt, U01 - Syene (Assuan) [find place, place of writing & preservation]
89096P. Brooklyn Dem. 193[found & written]pottery Demotic BC07 - AD04 Egypt, U01 - Syene (Assuan) (?) [found & written]
58792Liebieghaus. Ägyptische Bildwerke 3 p. 213-215 no. 48[written]stone (sandstone) Hieroglyphic BC07 - BC06 Sudan, Semna (?) [found]
Egypt, U01 - Syene (Assuan) (?) [written]
109996Liebieghaus. Ägyptische Bildwerke 2 p. 331-332 no. 212[found & written]metal (bronze) Hieroglyphic BC07 - AD03 Egypt, U01 - Syene (Assuan) (?) [found & written]
135280Totenbuch-Projekt (online) - TM 135280[found & written]wood Hieroglyphic? BC07 - BC04 Egypt, U01 - Syene (Assuan) [found & written]
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