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In Egypt, facing the site of Nagada, east of the Nile, there are two cities:

Qus is a name that comes from the Copts, designating that city Kus Berbir.

During the Roman period, extensive documentation shows that this city was called Dioclecianopolis and was the capital of the fifth nome of Upper Egypt.

In this place were found two towers remains of a temple from the Ptolemaic era dedicated to Horus the Elder (Haroeris) and Heqet. God "Neb Shemau" or "Hetep-Neb" was also honored in Gesi, which is the hieroglyphic name of that city.

Among the writings found in the necropolis of Ballas, on the other side of the Nile, some refer to these gods and that place, making researchers say that this was the cemetery of the inhabitants of Kus.

Jean-Baptiste Prosper Jollois and Devilliers were part of the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt. In "Description of Antiquities Tentyris, Coptos and Apollinopolis Parva" published in 1817, they described Qus as the old Apollinopolis Parva, without hesitation, and only on the basis of the findings of the cult of Haroeris, the equivalent the Greek Apollo.

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My notes of veracity :

Dioclecianopolis was the Roman name of Qus: 4/5

Gezi was the hieroglyphic name of Qus: 3/5

Apollinopolis Parva was the Greek name of Qus: 2.5 / 5

Tag(s) : #Empire of Egypt, #Kingdom: Upper Egypt

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