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Sais was an ancient Egyptian town located in the Western Nile Delta on the Canopic branch of the Nile river. It served as the provincial capital of Sap-Meh, the fifth nome of Lower Egypt, and became a capital during the Twenty-fourth Dynasty (ca. 732–720 BC) as well as during the Late Period. Herodotus claimed that Osiris was buried at Sais. Other Greek authors, including Plato, maintained a connection between Sais and the goddess Athena.

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    • Σάι (Sais: Ancient Greek, 750 BC - AD 640)
    • صا الحجر (Ṣa el-Ḥagar: Egyptian Arabic, modern)


Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 74 D3 Sais

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Sa el-Hagar

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A. Bernand, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, DARMC, Gabriel Mckee, R. Talbert, and jfu, 'Sais: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 27 September 2023]

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