Qantir () is a village in
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. Qantir is believed to mark what was probably the ancient site of the
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's capital,
Pi-Ramesses Pi-Ramesses (; Ancient Egyptian: , meaning "House of Ramesses") was the new capital built by the Nineteenth Dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II (1279–1213 BC) at Qantir, near the old site of Avaris. The city had served as a summer palace under Seti I ...
or Per-Ramesses ("House or Domain of Ramesses"). It is situated around north of Faqous in the Sharqiyah province of the eastern
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, about north-east of
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Qantir, Ancient Pi-Ramesse
- ''Tour Egypt'' - Retrieved 20 August 2011.
The Arabic name of the village contains . The ancient site of
Avaris Avaris (; Egyptian: ḥw.t wꜥr.t, sometimes ''hut-waret''; grc, Αὔαρις, Auaris; el, Άβαρις, Ávaris; ar, حوّارة, Hawwara) was the Hyksos capital of Egypt located at the modern site of Tell el-Dab'a in the northeastern ...
is located around south of Qantir. This was the older city in this area. Later on, Avaris was absorbed by Pi-Ramesses.

See also

List of ancient Egyptian sites This is a list of ancient Egyptian sites, throughout all of 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. Nomes A no ...
, including sites of temples


Populated places in Sharqia Governorate Villages in Egypt Pi-Ramesses {{Cities of Egypt