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Bubastis

(byo͞obăs`tĭs), ancient city, NE Egypt, in the Nile delta, near the modern Zagazig. Capital of Egypt in the XXII and XXIII dynasties, it began to decline after the second Persian conquest (343 B.C.). Bubastis was the center of the worship of the lion-headed (or cat-headed) goddess Bast. In the time of Herodotus it had an annual Saturnalia, an orgiastic festival honoring the god SaturnSaturn,
in Roman religion and mythology, god of harvests, later identified with the Greek Kronos. Little is known of the origins of his cult. His reign was regarded as the Golden Age. He was the husband of Ops and the father of Jupiter, Juno, Ceres, Pluto, and Neptune.
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. As Pi-beseth, Bubastis is mentioned in Ezek. 30.17. Excavations were made in 1886, 1887, and 1906. Among the finds were a chapel of the VI dynasty (proving that the site dates back to the Old Kingdom) and a great temple built in the 8th cent. B.C.
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"Bubastis became a marketplace for merchants of all sorts.
The alert reader will have noticed that Livingstone has omitted the references to Bubastis and Sais--both ancient Egyptian settlements situated on the Nile Delta--preferring to replace such obscure references (which might well be lost on modern readers) by using "towns and hamlets" instead.
In ancient Egypt, Dr Schimmel writes, Ra, the highest deity, was sometimes addressed as the "Supreme Tomcat." The Book of the Dead, equated the cat with the sun and when the pet cat of a wealthy family died, it was embalmed and buried in the cat cemetery of Bubastis.
In the city of Bubastis, which was the center of worship for Bastet, there was even a great cemetery of mummified cats.
The goddess Bast (Bubastis), representative of the life - giving solar heat, was portrayed as having the head of a cat, probably because that animal likes to bask in the sun.
By: Sara Allam GHARBIA, Egypt -- 30 October 2017: After having lived for about two months in Musturud, the Holy Family headed north towards the Nile Delta to reach Sebennytos, now known as Samannud, where the farmers accommodated and protected the strangers after a harsh encounter with the people of Bubastis. Edited map of the route of the Holy Family in Egypt -- Egypt Tourism Authority We arrived at the ancient Virgin Mary Church, also known as St.
I can signal out the Piankhy (or Piye) stela, a perennial favorite of many, not the least owing to its grandiosity and length, as well as the crucial Bubastis material of Osorkon II.
Female cats were the sacred animal of Bastet, the goddess of love and joy, and the patron goddess of the city of Bubastis in the Nile Delta.
By: Egypt Today staff GHARBIA, Egypt -- 30 October 2017: After having lived for about two months in Musturud, the Holy Family headed north towards the Nile Delta to reach Sebennytos, now known as Samannud, where the farmers accommodated and protected the strangers after a harsh encounter with the people of Bubastis. Edited map of the route of the Holy Family in Egypt -- Egypt Tourism Authority We arrived at the ancient Virgin Mary Church, also known as St.
Closely related are three studies focused on architectural elements: Bernhauer, in "Die Hathorkapitelle von Bubastis" (pp.
The church includes the cavern where the holy family stayed after having arrived from Bubastis, now known as the Tell Basta archeological town.
permanent furnaces attached to temples for this purpose have been excavated at Tanis and possibly at Bubastis." (71) This further indicates the great mythological and religious significance to the act of burning.