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Hermopolis
Eshmunein
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The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Ashmunein, Al-
Ashmunein, al-(Hermopolis Magna; see Grossmann.2002, Geographical Index, s.v.). Old Kingdom settlement, capital of the 15th Upper Egyptian district; under the Ptolemies, capital of the Greek Hermopolite nome; chief shrine of the ibis-headed (sometimes baboon-headed) Thoth, the god of writing and science.