Hermopolis Magna

Hermopolis Magna

(hərmŏp`əlĭs măg`nə), ancient city, central Egypt, on the Nile and near the modern Ashmunein. It was the chief seat for the worship of Thoth. At the modern Tunneh el Gebel, 7 mi (11 km) southwest of the site, is a Greco-Egyptian cemetery.
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9: it is Hermopolis Parva that is in the Delta, while Hermopolis Magna (the city of Thoth) is in Middle Egypt; p.
Though we cannot know when or where the first oral traditions associated with the Holy Family in Egypt began, the first written accounts are associated with another place not very far from Minya: the ancient city of Hermopolis Magna (modern al-Ashmunayn).
The basilica at Hermopolis Magna (al-Ashmunayn), from Ludwig: The Churches of Egypt (AUC Press).