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Tahpanhes

Tahpanhes (täˈpənhēz) [key], Tahapanes tāhăpˈənēz, or Tehaphnehes tēhăfˈnĭhēz, ancient city, NE Egypt, on Lake Manzala. The site is now on the Suez Canal. Herodotus states that the city (called by the Greeks Daphnae) had a garrison of Psamtik's troops and, in the early 5th cent. B.C., a Persian garrison. It was superseded as a port by Naucratis. A colony of Jews settled there in the 6th cent. B.C., and the city is mentioned in the Bible.

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