The Sinai Desert and Egypt

156. The (city) of Chaireus - (Keriun)

He chaireu (= Of Chaireos). This village, often mentioned by Byzantine and Muslim authors, is identical with ruins near al-Karyun (perhaps Kom al-Giza?). Christians and Christian churches are not attested in literary sources earlier than the Middle Ages. The simple representation is almost completely lost.

Herbert Donner, The Mosaic Map of Madaba, Kampen 1992, p. 86.

See also the article: "The Representation of Lower Egypt", by Herbert Donner

A. Calderini, Dizionario dei nomi geografici e topografici dell'Egitto Greco-Romano, Cairo-Madrid-Milano 1935-1987, s.v. "Chaireou", 106.

Map Section 10 Place Sources

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