, a village in Nubia on the west bank of the Nile opposite the mouth of the Wādī al-ʿAllāḳī [q.v., p. 311], famous for its goldmines. It was probably to its situation here that the ancient Per-selket, called by the Greeks Pselchis, owed its importance; ruins of temples of the Hellenistic period still exist not far from Dakka. Cf. Baedeker, Egypt 6, p. 385 et seq.; E. A. W. Budge, Egyptian Sûdân, i. 549; ii. 110—114, 168,297, 329 et seq.
Cite this page“Dakka”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1780>
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