Tebtunis overview
Modern name(s) Tebtunis
Region Egypt : Settlements
Section Faiyum
Latitude 29.10704576 N suggest info
Longitude 30.76123986 E
Status Accurate location
Info Tebtunis was founded by Amenemhat III around 1800 B.C. The town flourished during the Ptolemaic period and was famous for the many papyri in Demotic and Greek found there. These papyri give information about how people in Tebtunis lived from day to day. For example, one papyrus was found that gave 'minutes' of a meeting of a group of priests. On this papyrus were the names of the priests, what the meeting was about, and a date - indicating that it was written during the Ptolemaic period. In Tebtunis, there were many Greek and Roman buildings. Tebtunis was a rich town and was a very important regional center during the Ptolemaic period.
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29.107046, 30.761240 === 29.107046 N, 30.761240 E === 29° 6' 25.4" N, 30° 45' 40.5" E
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University of Uppsala
The Department of Linguistics and Philology is a part of the Faculty of Languages, and therefore within the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is responsible for research and education in African and Asian languages and cultures, the European classical languages, as well as linguistics and computational linguistics.
Olof Pedersén
Professor in Assyriology. His research has treated different central aspects of the use of written documentation within the older cultures in the Ancient Near East and the relation between the written and the material historical evidence.
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Karanis, Kom Aushim, circa 47.7 km (29.6 mi) north
Dionysias, Qasr Qarun, circa 46.9 km (29.2 mi) north-west
Western tombs field, circa 49.2 km (30.6 mi) north-east
Cult pyramid of Snefru (A), circa 49.5 km (30.7 mi) north-east
Pyramid of Snefru (A), Collapsed Pyramid, Meidum, circa 49.5 km (30.8 mi) north-east
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Database ID 3563, created 5 Apr 2011, 20:14, Last changed 11 Apr 2011, 01:05