Taposiris (Abusir)

TM Geo 2260

Egypt - Western coast (Western coast) - provincia: Aegyptus - in the Mareotes (admin.) - cf. also U19 Isidos Taposeiriados Ousia (TM Geo 13271)

Links: Pleiades, Talbert Peutinger, Wikipedia, Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire

Status city: polis

Greek name(s): Ταποσιρις
Latin name(s): Tapostri
Ethnic(s): Taposirites - Taposirias
Modern name(s): Abusir
Variants: Taposiris Megale (Magna) (Taphosiris) - Abusir

Repertoria: Dizionario IV, p. 359-360 (1); Suppl. 2, p. 205 (?)
Map: Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 74 B3 (Taposiris Megale); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 166-167 (Abusir (Taposiris Magna)); ZPE 168 (2009), p. 269 (Taposiris Magna)

Stable URI (with TM Geo ID): www.trismegistos.org/place/2260




6 reference(s) to Taposiris in documentary sources
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TM GeoRef Publication Attestation Material Language Date Provenance
134562P. Tebt. 3 845, 20Ταποσειριςpapyrus Greek BC03 Egypt, 00c - Tebtynis (Umm el-Baragat) [found]
Egypt, L21 - Phthemphouth [written]
219509SEG 60 1812 bis (2), 1ἐν Ταποσιρι[ ]stone Greek BC01 - AD03 Egypt, Western coast - Taposiris (Abusir) [found & written]
74964P. Lond. 6 1912 Vo, 46 [a]τὴν Ταποσιριν καλουμένην τῆς Λιβύηςpapyrus Greek AD01 Egypt, L00 - Alexandria [written]
Egypt, 00a - Philadelpheia (Gharabet el-Gerza) [found]
97933SB 22 15561, 13Ταποσιρινpapyrus Greek AD02 Egypt [found & written]
108615Fink, Roman military records 76, col. 2, 6εἰς Ταποσιρινpapyrus Greek AD02 Egypt, 00 - Arsinoites (Fayum) [found]
Egypt, L00 - Nikopolis (Sidi Gaber) (?) [written]
132159P. Oxy. 55 3820, 14Ταποσιρινpapyrus Greek AD04 Egypt, U19 - Oxyrynchos (Bahnasa) [found & written]