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NILU´POLIS

NILU´POLIS (Νειλούπολις, Ptol. 5.5.57; Steph. B. sub voce: Νειλοπολίρης), was a city of Middle Aegypt, built upon an island of the Nile, in the Heracleopolite nome, and about eight miles NE. of Heracleopolis Magna. Nilupolis is sometimes called simply Nilus, and appears to be the town mentioned under the latter name by Hecataeus ( Fragment. 277). It was existing as late as the 5th century A. D., since it is mentioned in the Acts of the Council of Ephesus, A.D. 430.

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