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The City of the Hundred Gates ✨

Thebes as «The City of the Hundred Gates» (Θῆβαι ἑκατόμπυλοι, Thēbai hekatómpyloi) or «Hundred Closed Gates», from the «Thebes of the Seven Gates» ✨🤗

In the Interpretatio graeca, Amun is represented as Zeus Amun. The name was therefore translated into Greek as Diospolis, «City of Zeus»⚡

To distinguish it from the numerous other cities with this name, it was known from Hellenistic times as the «Great Diospolis» (Διόσπολις Μεγάλη, Dióspolis Megálē; in Latin, Diospolis Magna). Greek names became more widely used after Alexander the Great’s conquest of Egypt, when the country came to be ruled by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty.

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