Heracleopolis

Heracleopolis

(hərăk'lēŏp`əlĭs), ancient city, N Egypt, just S of El Faiyum. One of the oldest Egyptian cities, it was in existence before 3000 B.C. and was the capital (c.2155–c.2050) of the IX and X dynasties. The temple of the local god was enlarged in the XII dynasty and again by Ramses II.
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One is believed to be an abbreviation of Heracleopolis from a visiting Roman/ Egyptian or Turkish trading colony but more popular is Heort-ieg, old English for Hart Island.
The presence of Hathor of Heracleopolis among the seven Hathors in the possible coronation procession is also noted.
This piece was accidently found while digging through the rubbish heap in the temple of Heracleopolis, south of Fayoum.
Previously, it was thought to be a letter addressed to Sotas, a presbyter of Heracleopolis, but Luijendijk contends that it is a letter from the presbyters of Heracleopolis to Sotas, the bishop of Oxyrhynchus (the term for presbyter is abbreviated and so neither its case nor number can be known).
I 5 and first century papyri from Heracleopolis as highlighting the inability of Greeks to gain access to permanent land as a source of frustration as well as the inability of the government to resolve this problem, which is evidence of weakness on the part of the monarchy.