Athribis (Upper Egypt)

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Athribis
Athribis is located in Egypt
Athribis
Athribis
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°31′N 31°40′E / 26.517°N 31.667°E / 26.517; 31.667
Country  Egypt
Governorate Sohag
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Athribis (Greek: Ἄθλιβις), also known to the ancient Greeks as Triphieion or Tripheion, and to the ancient Egyptians as Hut-Repyt, was an ancient city of Egypt, in the Panopolite nome. The modern village of Wannina in the Sohag Governorate is situated here. It is located some 10 km southwest of the city of Akhmim, on the west bank of the Nile.

Overview[edit]

The city is the site of a temple built for the goddess Repyt (Triphis) by Ptolemy XV Caesarion and subsequent Roman Emperors. South of this temple was an earlier temple of Ptolemy IX Soter II. One of the tombs nearby, belonging to the brothers Ibpemeny "the younger" and Pemehyt of the late 2nd century BC, has two zodiacs on its ceiling.

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See also[edit]

  • Athribis, for the ancient city called Athribis in Lower Egypt.

Coordinates: 26°31′N 31°40′E / 26.517°N 31.667°E / 26.517; 31.667