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List Of Ancient Egyptian Sites
This is a list of ancient Egyptian sites, throughout all of Egypt
Egypt
and Nubia. Sites are listed by their classical name whenever possible, if not by their modern name, and lastly with their ancient name if no other is available.Contents1 Nomes1.1 Lower Egypt 1.2 Upper Egypt2 Lower Egypt
Egypt
(The Nile Delta) 3 Middle Egypt 4 Upper Egypt4.1 Northern Upper Egypt 4.2 Southern Upper Egypt5 Lower Nubia 6 Upper Nubia 7 Oases and Mediterranean
Mediterranean
coast 8 Sinai 9 Eastern Desert 10 Notes and references 11 BibliographyNomes[edit]The nomes of Ancient Egypt, in lower EgyptThe nomes of Ancient Egypt, in upper EgyptA nome is a subnational administrative division of Ancient Egypt. Lower Egypt[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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Egypt
Coordinates: 26°N 30°E / 26°N 30°E / 26; 30Arab Republic
Republic
of Egyptجمهورية مصر العربيةArabic: Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyahEgyptian: Gomhoreyet Maṣr El ʿArabeyahFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Bilady, Bilady, Bilady" "بلادي، بلادي، بلادي" "My country, my country, my country"Capital and largest city Cairo 30°2′N 31°13′E / 30.033°N 31.217°E / 30.033; 31.217Official languages Arabic[a]National language Egyptian ArabicReligion90% Islam 9% Orthodox Christian 1% Other Christian[1]Demonym EgyptianGovernment Unitary semi-presidential republic• PresidentAbdel Fattah el-Sisi• Prime MinisterSherif IsmailLegislature House of RepresentativesEstablishment• Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt[2][3][b]c
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Leontopolis
Leontopolis was an Ancient Egyptian city located in the Nile Delta, Lower Egypt. It served as a provincial capital and Metropolitan Archbishopric, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see
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Abu Rawash
Coordinates: 30°01′55″N 31°04′30″E / 30.03194°N 31.07500°E / 30.03194; 31.07500The ruined Pyramid of Djedefre
Pyramid of Djedefre
sits atop the plateau of Abu RawashThe guard at Abu Rawash
Abu Rawash
rests in the shade of the burial pit of the Pyramid
Pyramid
of Djedefre Abu Rawash
Abu Rawash
(also spelled Abu Roach, Abu Roash; Arabic: ابو رواش‎  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈæbu ɾæˈwæːʃ]), 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Giza, is the site of Egypt's most northerly pyramid, also known as the lost pyramid – the mostly ruined Pyramid
Pyramid
of Djedefre, the son and successor of Khufu
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Giza Pyramid Complex
The Giza
Giza
pyramid complex (Arabic: أهرامات الجيزة‎, IPA: [ʔɑhɾɑˈmɑːt elˈɡiːzæ], "pyramids of Giza") is an archaeological site on the Giza
Giza
Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex
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Great Pyramid Of Giza
51°52'±2'UNESCO World Heritage SitePart of Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid
Pyramid
Fields from Giza
Giza
to DahshurCriteria Cultural: i, iii, viReference 86-002Inscription 1979 (3rd Session)Location of Great Pyramid
Pyramid
of Giza Related media on Wikimedia Commons[edit on Wikidata]The Great Pyramid
Pyramid
of Giza
Giza
(also known as the Pyramid
Pyramid
of Khufu
Khufu
or the Pyramid
Pyramid
of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza
Giza
pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt
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Khafre's Pyramid
The Pyramid of Khafre or of Chephren[1] is the second-tallest and second-largest of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chefren), who ruled from c. 2558 to 2532 BC.[2]Contents1 Size 2 History 3 Construction 4 Interior 5 Pyramid complex5.1 Satellite pyramid 5.2 Khafre's temples 5.3 Sphinx6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksSize[edit] The pyramid has a base length of 215.5  m (706 ft) and rises up to a height of 136.4 metres (448 ft)[1] The pyramid is made of limestone blocks weighing more than 2 tons each. The slope of the pyramid rises at a 53° 13' angle, steeper than its neighbor, the Pyramid of Khufu, which has an angle of 51°50'24". The pyramid sits on bedrock 10 m (33 ft) higher than Khufu’s pyramid, which makes it appear to be taller. History[edit]The pyramid was likely opened and robbed during the First Intermediate Period
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Menkaure's Pyramid
The Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the three main Pyramids of Giza, located on the Giza Plateau in the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. It is thought to have been built to serve as the tomb of the fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Menkaure.Contents1 Size and construction 2 Temple complex 3 Age and location 4 Coffin and sarcophagus 5 Attempted demolition 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksSize and construction[edit]The Diagram Of the Pyramid.Menkaure's pyramid had an original height of 65.5 metres (215 feet) and was the smallest of the three major pyramids at the Giza Necropolis. It now stands at 61 m (204 ft) tall with a base of 108.5 m. Its angle of incline is approximately 51°20′25″. It was constructed of limestone and granite. The first sixteen courses of the exterior were made of red granite[citation needed]. The upper portion was cased in the normal manner with Tura limestone
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Hermopolis (lower Egypt)
Hermopolis (Greek: Ἑρμοῦ πόλις), also known as Hermopolis Parva, was a city in Ancient Egypt. It was the capital of Tehut, the 15th (7th ????; cf. Damanhur) nome of Lower Egypt, situated a little below Thmuis
Thmuis
( Strabo
Strabo
xvii. p. 802; Steph. B. s. v.). The site is currently at Tell al-Naqus near Baqliya. References[edit] This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography
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Kom El-Hisn
Kom el-Hisn
Kom el-Hisn
(Arabic: كوم الحصن‎ Kawm el-Ḥiṣn) is an Egyptian Nile Delta
Nile Delta
settlement dating back to the Old Kingdom
Old Kingdom
with parts dating to the Middle Kingdom. Its location in the 3rd nome of Lower Egypt, or "Estate of the Cattle", focus on the goddess Hathor, as well as faunal and textual evidence suggests it played a role in transporting cattle between regions. Whether or not it was a self-sufficient town or built solely to support the temple is currently unknown. The site’s main findings include the Tomb of Khesuwer, a large necropolis, and a temple dedicated to Sekhmet-Hathor. Inscriptions designating Hathor
Hathor
as the "Mistress of Imu", among other similar inscriptions, and the location of Kom el-Hisn have given evidence to the site being the former nome capital Yamu, or Imu
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Leontopolis (Yahudiya)
Leontopolis (Egyptian: Ney-ta-hut) is the Greek name for the modern area of Tell el Yehudiye or Tell el-Yahudiya (Egyptian Arabic: Mound of the Jews). It was an ancient city of Egypt in the 13th nome of Lower Egypt (the Heliopolite Nome), on the Pelusiac branch of the Nile. This site is known for its distinctive pottery known as Tell el-Yahudiyeh Ware.Contents1 Discovery 2 Earthwork enclosures 3 Jewish temple 4 Citations 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksDiscovery[edit] The site was identified in 1825 by Linant,[1][2] and earlier was identified by Niebuhr in the late 18th century.[3] Earthwork enclosures[edit]Head of an Asiatic prisoner, earthenware, fragment, Tell el-Yahoudiyeh (1184–1153 BCE)Faience decoration of an enemy. From the palace of Ramses III at Tell el-Yahudiya. LouvreThe site includes some massive rectangular earthwork enclosures of the late Middle Kingdom or Second Intermediate Period
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Naucratis
Naucratis
Naucratis
or Naukratis (Greek: Ναύκρατις, "Naval Victory";[1] Egyptian: Piemro) was a city of Ancient Egypt, on the Canopic branch of the Nile
Nile
river, and 45 mi (72 km) southeast of the open sea and Alexandria
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Buto
Buto
Buto
(Greek: Βουτώ, Arabic: بوتو‎, Butu),[1] Butus (Greek: Βοῦτος, Boutos),[2] or Butosus, now Tell El Fara'in ("Hill of the Pharaohs") and the village of Ibtu or Abtu near the city of Desouk (Arabic: دسوق‎),[3] was an ancient city located 95 km east of Alexandria
Alexandria
in the Nile Delta
Nile Delta
of Egypt. The city stood on the Sebennytic
Sebennytic
branch of the Nile, near its mouth, and on the southern shore of the Butic Lake (Greek: Βουτικὴ λίμνη, Boutikē limnē).[4] It is the modern Kem Kasir.[clarification needed] Buto
Buto
originally was two cities, Pe and Dep,[5] which merged into one city that the Egyptians named Per-Wadjet.[6] The goddess Wadjet
Wadjet
was its local deity, often represented as a cobra, also considered the patron deity of Lower Egypt
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Memphite Necropolis
The Memphite Necropolis is an ancient Egyptian necropolis located in the city of Memphis, Lower Egypt. It includes the sites of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur
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Abu Gorab
Abu Gorab
Abu Gorab
(also known as Abu Gurab, Abu Ghurab and Abū Jirāb) is a locality in Egypt
Egypt
situated 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Cairo, between Saqqarah
Saqqarah
and Al-Jīzah, about 1 km (0.62 mi) north of Abusir, on the edge of the desert plateau on the western bank of the Nile.[1] The locality is best known for its archeological sites which comprise the sun temple of pharaoh Nyuserre Ini, the largest and best preserved such temple, as well as the sun temple of Userkaf, both built in the 25th century BCE during the Old Kingdom Period
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Abusir
Abusir (Arabic: ابو صير‎  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [æbuˈsˤiːɾ]; Egyptian pr wsjr; Coptic: ⲃⲟⲩⲥⲓⲣⲓ busiri, "the House or Temple of Osiris"; Ancient Greek: Βούσιρις) is the name given to an Egyptian archaeological locality – specifically, an extensive necropolis of the Old Kingdom period, together with later additions – in the vicinity of the modern capital Cairo. The name is also that of a neighbouring village in the Nile Valley, whence the site takes its name. Abusir is located several kilometres north of Saqqara and, like it, served as one of the main elite cemeteries for the ancient Egyptian capital city of Memphis. Several other villages in northern and southern Egypt are named Abusir or Busiri. Abusir is one relatively small segment of the extensive "pyramid field" that extends from north of Giza to below Saqqara
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