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Qus
Qus is located in Egypt
Qus
Qus
Location in Egyp
Coordinates: 25°56′N 32°46′E / 25.933°N 32.767°E / 25.933; 32.767
Kintra Banner o Egyp Egyp
Govrenorate Qena Govrenorate
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Qus (Arabic: قوص, derived frae Auncient Egyptian Gesa or Gesy‎) is a ceety in the modren Qena Govrenorate, Egyp, locatit on the east bank o the Nile. Its modren name is ane o mony borraeins in Egyptian Arabic frae Coptic, the last livin phase o Auncient Egyptian. In Graeco-Roman times, it wis cried Apollonopolis Parva or Apollinopolis Parva (Greek: Ἀπόλλωνος ἡ μικρά[1]; Ἀπόλλων μικρός[2]), or Apollonos minoris[3].

The ancient city on Gesa stuid on the eastren bank of the Nile, an belanged tae the Hypseliote nome. Its necropolis wis locatit opposite of the city, on the wastren bank.

Gesa wis an important ceety in the early pairt o Egyptian history. Acause at that time it served as the point o depairture for expeditions tae the Red Sea. The ceety gradually lost its importance, anerlie tae regain it in the 13t century wi the openin o an alternate commercial route tae the Red Sea. Syne then, Qus replaced Qift as the primary commercial center for tradin wi Africae, Indie, an Arabie. It thus became the seicont maist important Islamic ceety in medieval Egyp, efter Cairo.

Nouadays, anerlie twa pylons o the Ptolemaic temple o Harwer (Horus the Elder) an Heqet remain.

The day, Qus is the site o a major American/German commercial project tae convert the waste products o sugar cane refinin (bagasse) intae paper products.

The modren population o Qus is aroond 300,000.

Coordinates: 25°56′N 32°46′E / 25.933°N 32.767°E / 25.933; 32.767

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Steph. B. s. v.
  2. Hierocl. p. 731
  3. It. Anton. p. 158