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Sebennytos was the Ancient Greek name for an area now known as Samannud, located on the Damietta branch of the Nile delta. Sebennytos was the capital of Egypt's twelfth lower nome and was known to the Ancient Egyptians themselves as Tjebnutjer. Damietta is a port in Dumyat, Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the Nile delta, about 200 kilometres north of Cairo. ... The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nÄ«l), in Africa, is one of the two longest rivers on Earth. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Nome refers to several things: The town of Nome, Norway The town of Nome, Alaska, USA Nome Census Area, Alaska, USA A subnational division (see Nome (subnational division): in Greece (see Nome (Greece)) in Ancient Egypt (see Nome (Egypt)) In mathematics, the Nome (mathematics). ...

Sebennytos is perhaps best known as the origin of Manetho, an historian and chronicler from the Ptolemaic era, circa 3rd century BC. Manetho or Manethon of Sebennytos, (ca. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ... Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... The Ptolemaic dynasty was a Greek royal family which ruled over Egypt for nearly 300 years, from 305 BC to 30 BC. Ptolemy, a Macedonian and one of Alexander the Greats generals, was appointed satrap of Egypt after Alexanders death in 323 BC. In 305 BC he declared... // Events The first two Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome over dominance in western Mediterranean Rome conquers Spain Gaulish migration to Macedonia, Thrace and Galatia 281 BCE Antiochus I Soter, on the assassination of his father Seleucus becomes emperor of the Seleucid empire. ...

A temple dedicated to the (local) god Onuris-Shu once existed at this location, although it is now reduced to ruins. The site is also known as part of the route of the Holy Family during their time in Egypt.[1] The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... The Holy Family is a liturgical celebration in the Roman Catholic Church in honor of the family of Jesus, his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph. ...

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Manetho or Manethon of Sebennytos, (ca. ... For alternative meanings of Nile, see Nile (disambiguation) The Nile in Egypt Length 6 695 km Elevation of the source 1 134 m Average discharge 2 830 m³/s Area watershed 3 400 000 km² Origin Africa Mouth the Mediterranean Basin countries Uganda - Sudan - Egypt The Nile (Arabic: النيل an...


  1. ^  See http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/niledeltaruins4.htm.

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Sebennytos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (217 words)
Sebennytos was the capital of Lower Egypt's twelfth nome (the Sebennyte nome).
Sebennytos was anciently a place of some importance, and standing on a peninsula, between a lake (λίμνη Σεβεννυτική, now called Burlos) and the Nile, was favourably seated for trade and intercourse with Lower Egypt and Memphis.
191, seq.) Sebennytos is perhaps best known as the origin of Manetho, an historian and chronicler from the Ptolemaic era, circa 3rd century BC.
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