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Damanhur (Arabic: دمنهور ) or Hermopolis Mikra (Greek: Ἑρμοῦ πόλις μικρά) or Latin: Hermopolis Parva is a city in Lower Egypt, and the capital of al-Buhayrah (Beheira or Behera) governorate. It is located 160 km northwest of Cairo, and 70 km E.S.E. of Alexandria, in the middle of the western Nile Delta, at 31°03′N 30°28′E. It is an important communications center. The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Map of Upper and Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper and Lower Egypt. ... Categories: Stub | Governorates of Egypt ... A governorate is a subnational entity. ... Cairo Minarets Cairo (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: , transl. ... For other uses, see Alexandria (disambiguation). ... NASA satellite photograph of the Nile Delta The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. ...

It was once the site of the city of Tmn-Hor, which was dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Horus. In Greek and Roman times it was called Hermopolis Mikra or Hermopolis Parva, which would also give it an association with Hermes, the Egyptien Thoth. As Hermopolis, the city attracted the notice of numerous ancient geographers, including Stephanus of Byzantium s. v., Strabo (xvii. p. 802), Ptolemy (iv. 5. § 46), and the author of the Antonine Itinerary (p. 154). In antiquity the city was in the nome of Alexandria, or, as it was sometimes described, the chief town of a Deltaic Hermopolite nome. It stood on the banks of a canal which connected the lake Mareotis with the Canopic or most westerly arm of the Nile. (Champollion, L'Egypte, vol. ii. p. 249.) Horus is an ancient god of Egyptian mythology, whose cult survived so long that he evolved dramatically over time and gained many names. ... Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus, by Praxiteles Hermes (Greek IPA ), in Greek mythology, is the god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators, literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures and invention and commerce in general, of liars, and of... Thoth (Ramesseum, Luxor) In Egyptian mythology, Thoth (also spelled Thot or Thout), pronounced Toe-th, is the Greek name given to Djehuty (also spelt Tahuti, Tehuti, Zehuti, Techu, Tetu) - the original pronunciation of his name is disputed, and may have been approximately Tee-HOW-ti -, who was originally the deification... Stephanus Byzantinus (Stephanus of Byzantium), the author of a geographical dictionary entitled Εθνικα (Ethnica), of which, apart from some fragments, we possess only the meagre epitome of one Hermolaus. ... the Greek georgapher Strabo, in a 16th‑century engraving. ... Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ... The Antonine Itinerary is a Latin document that can be described as the Road Map of Roman Britain. ... The nomes of Ancient Egypt A nome (Greek: district) is a subnational administrative division of Ancient Egypt. ... Lake Mariout (also spelled Maryut or Mariut) is a salt lake, or rather brackish, of about 250 square km in northern Egypt. ... The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nÄ«l), in Africa, is the longest river on Earth. ... Jean_François Champollion For the comet rendezvous spacecraft, see Champollion (spacecraft). ...

The 1986 population was 188,939. The richly-cultivated Beheira province gives rise to mainly agricultural industries which include cotton ginning, potato processing, and date picking. It also has a market for cotton and rice.

Ahmed H. Zewail, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1999, was born here in 1946. Ahmed Zewail Ahmed Hassan Zewail (Arabic: أحمد زويل) (born February 26, 1946) is an Egyptian American chemist, and the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

External links

  • http://www.damanhour.5u.com Arabic script
  • http://www.damanhour.5u.com/en.htm English script


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The Federation Of Damanhur, often called simply Damanhur, is a commune and spiritual community situated in the Piedmont region of northern Italy about 30 miles north of the city of Turin.
It is located in the foothills of the Alps in the Valchiusella valley.
Damanhur is named after the Egyptian city of Damanhur which was the site of a temple dedicated to Horus.
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In the fall of 2001 I visited the community of Damanhur at the urging of Michael Gosney and Ron Anastasia (co-producers of the Paradox Conference at Arcosanti in Arizona) and a variety of curious community-seekers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
One of Damanhur's asserted goals is the re-awakening of the human being; as a spiritual, material, divine being, free from the patterns that reduce its essence.
In Damanhur the most significant aspects of the day and year are marked by ritual moments in which the meaning and the awareness of existence is celebrated.
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