The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An ancient city of Egypt, whose ruins mark its site on the NE. of the Nile delta; once the commercial metropolis of Egypt, and a royal residence; fell into decay owing to the silting up of the Tanitic mouth of the Nile, and was destroyed in A.D. 174 for rebellion.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tanis'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tanis.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.