Tuesday 28 March 2017
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Tanis / djanet, by Antoine Gigal
A walk in Tanis ancient Djanet in the Egyptian Nile delta, capital at one time of the whole country. A very important city because the nearest ports to the Asiatic sea border. With the decline of Egypt’s Asiatic empire in the late 20th dynasty, the capital was shifted from Per Ramessu, and the 21st dynasty pharaohs made Tanis their capital. A very large temple of Amon was built, mainly with stone from the ruins of Per Ramessu. A lot of magnificent treasures were found there. But today there are a lot of new things to say about it, because the very large area is full time still open to excavations... I will explain it in my future lectures... Enjoy this simple, poetic walk meantime.
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