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Ancient Egyptian Clysma or Clusma
Updated August 7th 2019
EGYPT EXPLORATION FUND (HathiTrust)
THE STORE-CITY OF PITHOM AND THE ROUTE OF THE EXODUS BY EDOUARD NAVILLE
WITH THIRTEEN PLATES AND TWO MAPS
Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged (1888) at HathiTrust ---
Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged (1903) at the Internet Archive ---
Page 22 There was a Clusma near Suez, very likely at the present Tell Kolzum, the name of which is considered as the Semitic transformation of Clusma.
Pages 26-27 At the beginning of the fourth century and perhaps earlier, when Constantine was not yet emperor, Arsinoe was no more and had been superseded by the camp or fort of Clusma; not the Clusina—the beach—which is mentioned on the milestone but that which stood near the present site of Suez. St. Epiphanius says that Clusma was at the head of one of the gulfs of the Red Sea. Lucian speaks of a young man who sailed from Clusma to India. Philostorgos also says that one of the gulfs ends at the Egyptian city of Clusma, from which its name is derived. This shows that the city of Arsinoe" no longer existed and had been forgotten.