Pelusium


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Pelusium

(pĭlo͞o`shēəm), ancient city of Egypt, on the easternmost branch of the Nile (long since silted up) and c.20 mi (30 km) E of modern Port Said. It was especially important as a frontier fortress against attacks from the east. The Assyrians under Sennacherib were supposedly struck by pestilence at Pelusium, and in 525 B.C. the Persians under Cambyses overthrew Psamtik III there. There are Roman remains on the site. It is mentioned in the Bible under the name Sin.
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It takes us beneath Suez and opens into the Gulf of Pelusium.
1: Holy Family in Egypt - Pelusium ruins reveal war-torn past
At the Battle of Pelusium, the ancient Persians defeated the Egyptians with the help of which animal?
This volume publishes 27 Greek papyri from the University of Michigan Papyrus Collection dealing with the transport of grain as payment of taxes from Oxyrhynchus to Alexandria or Pelusium, Egypt.
The general met his end on the Egyptian shores of Pelusium at the hands of associates of Ptolemy XII; the murder was committed in the pharaoh's effort to ingratiate himself with Julius Caesar, whose heart was the captive of the last of the Egyptian pharaohs, Cleopatra VII.
After landing at Pelusium, Leucippe and Clitophon visit the temple of Zeus Casius to offer thanks for their escape from death at sea.
There were military colonies at Elephantine, border guards at Pelusium and reservists in the Epigone.
4): description of the strong Roman camp at Pelusium, gate of the east, makes the reader long for a study of how it could have been defeated by 'Amr's forces.
begins here what will be a series of volumes giving the first critical edition of the 2000 numbered letters of Isidore of Pelusium.
Amasis' expensive fleet surrendered without a battle, but the Egyptian army fought bravely, though unsuccessfully, at Pelusium.
We should imagine the entire region from the Amanus to Pelusium and from the desert to the sea as a linguistic continuum in which each group could understand its neighbours' languages - languages which were hardly more diverse than the dialects of Greek.