.Ancient Sources

Sinai and Egypt

144. Thmuis - (Tell Ibn es-Salam / Tell Tmai el-Amdid)



Josephus, War 4.11.5 (1st cent. A.D.)
So Titus marched on foot as far as Nicopolis, which is distant twenty furlongs from Alexandria; there he put his army on board some long ships, and sailed upon the river along the Mendesian Nomus, as far as the city Thmuis; there he got out of the ships, and walked on foot, and lodged all night at a small city called Tanis.

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Hierocles, Synecdemos 726:3-727:6 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Augustamnica Prima, 13 cities under a corrector: Rhinocorura, Ostracina, Casium, Pentaschoinon, Aphnaion, Gerra, the Tents, Pelusium, Sethroitis, Hephaestus, Panephusis, Tanis, Thmuis.

Georgius Cyprius, 685-700 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Augustamnica Prima: Pelusium, Setroithes, Tanis, Thmuis, Rhinocorura, Ostracine, Pentaschoinon, Casium, Aphnaion, Ephaestos, Panephysis, the Tents outside Gerra, the Tents inside Gerra, Thennesos.


Bishops' list
Phileas (A.D. 306)
Donatus (A.D. 316)
Ephraim, meletian (A.D. 325)
Caius / Gaius (A.D. 325)
Serapion (A.D. 339, 362)
Ptolomaeus, arian (A.D. 359)
Aristobulus (A.D. 431)
Mina, coptic (A.D. 743)
Mennas, coptic (A.D. 767/75)
Elias, coptic (A.D. 1047/77)
Daniel, coptic (A.D. 1086)

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