also spelled  Kuft , Greek  Coptos , or  Koptos 

      agricultural town, Qinā muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Upper Egypt. It is situated at the large bend of the Nile north of Luxor (al-Uqṣur) and lies along the east bank of the river. Known to the ancient Egyptians as Qebtu, the town was of early dynastic foundation. It was important for nearby gold and quartzite mines in the Eastern Desert, worked during the 1st and 2nd dynasties, and as a starting point for expeditions to Punt (in modern Somalia). Qebtu was associated with the god Min (temple ruins remain) and the goddess Isis, who, according to legend, found part of Osiris' body there. Destroyed in AD 292 by Diocletian, Qifț later became a Christian community, lending its name to the Coptic Christians of Egypt and also to Egypt, via the Greek name Aegyptos. Important as a medieval caravan trade centre, the town is now known chiefly for its ruins. The famous road to the Red Sea, via Wādī Hammamat, that made the town important starts just to the east at the desert edge. Pop. (latest est.) 15,000.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Qift — Qift …   Wikipedia

  • Qift — Koptos / Kebto / Gebtu / Gebtiu / Keft (altägyptisch Gbtjw, heute arabisch ‏قفط‎ Qift, DMG Qifṭ) war eine ägyptische Stadt im 5. obergägyptischen Gau am Ostufer des Nils. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Qift — Coptos Article de la série Lieux égyptiens Lieux Nomes / Villes Monuments / Temples Région Basse Égypte / Moyenne Égypte Haute Égypte / Nubie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marbre de Kosseir — Qift, ancienne Coptos, était le début d une route allant de Quseir jusqu à la côte de la mer Rouge Le marbre de Kosseir ou brèche de marbre verte de Kosseir[1] était exploité par les anciens Égyptiens et les Romains d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coptos — Ville d Égypte antique Noms en égyptien ancien Gebtou (gbtjw) en grec Koptos ou Justinianopolis (au VIe siècle) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Uadi Hammamat — El Uadi Hammamat (en árabe: valle de los baños numerosos) está situado en el desierto oriental de Egipto. Es una región minera de situada en la ruta que va desde Qift (la antigua Coptos), en la ribera del Nilo, a Qusayr en la costa del mar Rojo.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Min (god) — Min The fertility dark skinned god Min, with an erect penis and a flail God of fertility Name in hieroglyphs …   Wikipedia

  • Wadi Hammamat — ar. Wadi Hammamat ( en. Valley of Many Baths) is a dry river bed in Egypt s Eastern Desert, about halfway between Qusier and Qena. It was a major mining region and trade route east from the Nile Valley in ancient times, and three thousand years… …   Wikipedia

  • Hydreumata — (heutiges arabisch dêr; kariyah, auch kurêyah, wekâla) waren befestigte Wasserstationen in der östlichen Wüste in Ägypten an den verschiedenen Karawanenwegen zwischen den Häfen am Roten Meer (Erythräisches Meer) und dem Niltal. Es waren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Koptos — / Kebto / Gebtu / Gebtiu / Keft (altägyptisch Gbtjw, heute arabisch ‏قفط‎ Qift, DMG Qifṭ) war eine ägyptische Stadt im 5. oberägyptischen Gau am Ostufer des Nils …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”