geographical name \ˈtā-nəs\

Definition of TANIS

ancient city N Egypt in E Nile Delta near Lake Tanis

Variants of TANIS

Ta·nis or biblical Zo·an \ˈzō-ˌan\


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Ancient city, Egypt. Its remains are located in the Nile River delta. Capital of a province of Lower Egypt and, under the 21st and 22nd dynasties (c. 1075–c. 700 BC), of the whole country, it was important as one of the ports nearest to the Asian seaboard. In 1939 several intact royal tombs containing silver coffins, gold masks, and gold and silver jewelry were excavated within the ancient main temple enclosure.

Variants of TANIS

Tanis biblical Zoan


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