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Asyut [Assiut; anc. Djauty, Gr. Lycopolis, Arab. Siūt]locked

  • Diana Magee

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Capital city of the 13th Upper Egyptian nome (administrative province), situated on the west bank of the Nile at the end of the caravan route from the el-Kharga oasis. The ancient town, with its temple dedicated to Wepwawet, the local canine deity, probably lies under the modern one. The necropolis was excavated by ...

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