A city located on the west bank of the Nile in Middle and the capital of the province of Minya. The city was known in Coptic as tmwn/ (Tmone). Before the late nineteenth century, was known in as Bani Khasib after al-Khasib ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid, the financial administrator of al-Rashid. The city was a bishopric by the early fourteenth century, as evidenced by the attendance of a Yusab of at the preparation of the holy CHRISM in 1330 (Munier, 1943, p. 40).


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