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Ihnasya el Madina






Ihnasya el Madina is a beautiful city in the county of Egypt. The alternate names for Ihnasya el Madina are Ihnasyat al Madinah, Ihnasiyat al Madinah, Heracleopolis Magna, Ihnasiya Umm el-Kimam and Herakleouspolis Megale. The meaning of Umm el-Kimam is "mother of the shards" while the ancient name of Ihnasya el Madina is Nen-nesu meaning 'house of the royal child'. The Greeks called the city as Heracleopolis Magna. In Arabic and Coptic it was called Ahnas and Hennes respectively.

Ihnasya el Madina city is located at 29.089 latitudes and 30.941 longitudes. There are regular bus and train services that connect the city with other major parts of the country. Ihnasya el Madina can be accessed by taxis and private vehicles too. The Upper Egypt Bus Company provides reservation and booking details to the tourists.

The city has a historical relevance. During the ancient period, the city occupied a powerful position in Egypt. The rulers of the city were later overthrown by the Thebian kings. Because of the chaos and destructions that took place, a number of buildings and monuments have been found in dilapidated conditions. These ancient ruins are scattered over an area of 165 acres. The Herishef temple, which was artistically built by Ramesses II, is now completely ruined with scattered blocks left over.

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Last Updated : October 04, 2014


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