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a Pleiades place resource

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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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Σάι (Sais: Ancient Greek, 750 BC - AD 640)


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, R. Talbert, and Jonathan Fu, 'Sais: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 03 August 2020]

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