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Nile towards Nubia

Names of ancient Nile branches from east to west:

1. Pelusiac (Damietta) branch
2. Saitic, Tann itic br.
3. Mendesian, Phathmetic
4. Sebennytic br.
5. Rosetta, Bolbitinic br.
6. Canopic br.

See `The Archaeology of the Nile Delta', Edited by E.van den Brink, Amsterdam, 1988, p. 231, Fig. 1a.

The Egyptian name of Herakleion was Rahinet.

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The true identity of Sais







Alessandra Nibi takes the minimalists view that, since the hieroglyphics for `Great Green' do not include the word `sea', it could refer to marsh lands. Similarly she argues that, since the Egyptians had no deity connected to the sea the Delta never was part of Egypt proper. In essence the minimalists conclusions, based on conventional thought as they are, cannot explain the situation satisfactorily in that Greeks and their mercenary allies, as well as Persians, dwellt in Egypt in the time of Ramses III and that is why the `Great Green' is not mentioned in some of their inscriptions in which Ramses III claims having taken the land of the `Sea Peoples' after their defeat.

Daphnae We use the identity of `Daphnae' as being derived from `Tahpanhes', the Queen of Ahmose given in the registers as `Tanethap, Tenthape'. [Auch in Deutsch hier.]

Tell Tebilla is located in the Nile Delta region near Mendes. Archaeologists found there, 7 miles to the north of Mendes, a large enclosure wall measuring ca. 770 x 1155 feet. So far hundreds (400 as of May 2004) of New Kingdom and later period stone blocks were found. Among them were those bearing the cartouche of Ramses II. [See Archaeology Odyssey, May/June 2004, p. 16.]
Additional Delta area locations: Serapeum is located just east of Succoth, Sile is located just east of Qantir.

Migdol and Fortresses
The `Helenion' (Naukratis) of the writings of Herodotus is described by Petrie as a large precinct 270 x 300 m in size, with a massive brick wall 17 m wide, and a large platform with many deep shaft-like chambers and corridors. Such similar structures were also found at: a) Daphnae (450 x 200 m, 17 m thick walls and a massively built brick platform completed with deep compartments and long corridors; b) Memphis, the palace of Apries had also some similarities.[Eliezer D. Oren, Migdol: A New Fortress in BASOR, No. 256, Fall 1984, p. 7-44; Also shows and describes a great deal of pottery.


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