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The Sinai Desert and Egypt

154. Chortaso


Chortaso. The village is identical with Qartasa north of Damanhur. It was christianized in the 4th century at the latest, but never was a bishop's see. Greek and Coptic sources mention the martyrdom of St. Habakkuk and St. Senufe (around 306). The simple representation, however, shows no churches.

Herbert Donner, The Mosaic Map of Madaba, Kampen 1992, p. 85.

See also the article: "The Representation of Lower Egypt", by Herbert Donner

A. Calderini, Dizionario dei nomi geografici e topografici dell'Egitto Greco-Romano, Cairo-Madrid-Milano 1935-1987, s.v. "Chortaso", 128.

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