ANSINA The Arabic name of the city known in Greek as Antinoë or ANTINOOPOLIS. Located on the east side of the Nile about 6 miles (9.5 km) north of Mallawi in the province of Asyut, the city was founded in 130 by the emperor Hadrian in honor of his friend Antinous, who had drowned in …

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DAYR SUNBAT A complex of ruins northeast of the ruins of ANTINOOPOLIS, in the angle of the amphitheater formed by the Arabian chain, of which the town of Antinoopolis occupies approximately the center. The whole complex, established on the spur of the mountain that overhangs Antinoopolis, includes the monastery itself, two chapels, and several cells. …

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