Sites & cities that bear the name of Bubastis


First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Recorded names : Per-Bast, Per-Bastet, Ⲡⲟⲩⲃⲁⲥϯ, Ⲡⲟⲩⲁⲥϯ, Ⲃⲟⲩⲁⲥϯ, Poubasti, Βούβαστις, Boubastis, Βούβαστος, Boubastos, Pi-Beseth, פי-בסת, py-bst, تل بسطة, Tell-Basta, Zagazig

Description : Bubastis (Bohairic Coptic: Ⲡⲟⲩⲃⲁⲥϯ Poubasti; Greek: Βούβαστις Boubastis or Βούβαστος Boubastos), also known in Arabic as Tell-Basta or in Egyptian as Per-Bast, was an Ancient Egyptian city. Bubastis is often identified with the biblical Pi-Beseth (Hebrew: פי-בסת py-bst, Ezekiel 30:17). It was the capital of its own nome, located along the River Nile in the Delta region of Lower Egypt, and notable as a center of worship for the feline goddess Bast, and therefore the principal depository in Egypt of mummies of cats. Its ruins are located in the suburbs of the modern city of Zagazig.

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