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El Hiba, or El Hibeh, is a city situated in Middle Egypt on the east bank of the Nile, near the Fayum. There was found some demotic papyrus, the most famous are those of Ounamon and Rylands IX. This latter relates, between the 7th and 6th century BC, the murder of two children in the temple of Amun of "Teudjoï". It was inferred that "Teudjoï" was the ancient name of this site. This comes from a deformation of the hieroglyphic designation "t3yw-ḏ3yt" Tayu-djayet, meaning "Their walls."

The name is found in other texts:

  • Piyé, leaving his palace of Napata, has conquered a large territory upstream to the Nile until Teudjoï.

  • Shishak 1er had build, during the 10th century BC, at Teudjoï, a temple dedicated to Amun, consisting of a pylon, a portico courtyard, a pillared hall, a boat altar and a sanctuary.

After the British excavations, German and Italian, Egyptian and American Egyptologists from the University of California at Berkeley have resumed archaeological work on a site of about 500 m along in a north-south axis. The Temple of Amun of Teudjoï was found there.

Ancyronpolis is the Greco-Roman name of that city.

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My notes of veracity :

Teudjoi is the former name of El Hiba: 3/5

Tayu-djayet is the hieroglyphic name of El Hiba: 3/5

Ancyronpolis is the Greco-Roman name of El Hiba: 3/5

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

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