Tell Basta (Bubastis, or Per-Pastet), Home of the Cat Goddess Bastet.
It was the capital of Egypt in the 22nd dynasty (945-720 B.C.). Coptic tradition says that the temple collapsed when the Holy Family entered, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah’s “Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence” [Isaiah 19:1].
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