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Map of Ancient Egypt
Map of Ancient Egypt

List of Ancient Egyptian sites, throughout all of Egypt and Nubia Download high resolution version (550x681, 105 KB)see also [1] [2] [3] File links The following pages link to this file: Ancient Egypt List of Ancient Egyptian sites Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (550x681, 105 KB)see also [1] [2] [3] File links The following pages link to this file: Ancient Egypt List of Ancient Egyptian sites Categories: GFDL images ... Today Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan, but in ancient times it was an independent kingdom. ...


Sites are listed with their classical name whenever possible, else their modern name and last if no other available their ancient name.

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Lower Egypt (The Nile Delta)

Map of Upper and Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper and Lower Egypt. ... NASA satellite photograph of the Nile Delta The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport Located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, Alexandria Αλεξάνδρεια (in Arabic, الإسكندرية, transliterated al-ʼIskandariyyah) is the chief seaport in Egypt, and that countrys second largest city, and the capital of the Al Iskandariyah governate. ... The Royal Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt was once the largest in the world. ... The Pharos of Alexandria Sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria (Pharos or Φάρος in Greek means lighthouse), the Lighthouse of Alexandria was built in the 3rd century BC and is traditionally considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport Located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, Alexandria (in Arabic, الإسكندرية, transliterated al-ʼIskandariyyah) is the chief seaport in Egypt, and that countrys second largest city, and the capital of the Al Iskandariyah governate. ... atrib or tal atrib is a small mountain on banha city nourth to cairo ... Avaris, thought to be located at Tell el-Daba (some still argue for different locations), was the ancient capital of the Hyksos dynasties in Egypt. ... Bilbeis (Coptic Phelbs) is an ancient fortress city on the eastern edge of the southern Nile delta in Egypt. ... Bubastis is an Ancient Egyptian city, located along the River Nile in the Delta region of Lower Egypt. ... Located 95 km East of Alexandria in Egypts Nile Delta, Buto was originally two cities, Pe and Dep merged into one the Greeks called Buto, and the Egyptians named Per-Wadjet. ... Although technically in Giza, The Great Pyramids have become a symbol of Cairo internationally Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; transliterated: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ... The pyramids of Egypt, some of which are among the largest man-made constructions ever conceived , constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of Ancient Egyptian civilization. ... Image:Pyramids at giza 01. ... The Great Pyramid The Great Pyramid of Giza (, ) is the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World. ... The Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza Khafres Pyramid (29°58′32″N, 31°07′52″E), is the second largest of the ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the fourth-dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chephren). ... The Pyramid of Menkaure Menkaures Pyramid, located on the Giza Plateau on the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, is the smallest of the three Pyramids of Giza. ... The Great Sphinx of Giza is a large half-human Sphinx statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River, near modern-day Cairo (29. ... Heliopolis (Greek Ἡλίου πόλις) was one of the most ancient cities of Egypt, and capital of the 13th Lower Egyptian nome. ... Leontopolis is the Greek name for the Ancient Egyptian city known as Taremu in ancient times and as Tell al Muqdam today. ... Naucratis (nŏk´retĬs), was an ancient city of Egypt, on the Canopic branch of the Nile, 45 mi (72 km) SE of Alexandria. ... Memphis was the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 1300 BC. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj (The White Walls). The name Memphis is the Greek deformation of the Egyptian name of Pepi I... Abu Gorab is a solar Temple and Pyramid of the ancient Egypt, discovered around the year 1900. ... The pyramids of Egypt, some of which are among the largest man-made constructions ever conceived , constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of Ancient Egyptian civilization. ... Dahshur (Arabic دهشور DahÅ¡Å«r [often incorrectly rendered in English as Dashur]), located in a patch of desert on the west bank of the Nile approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo, is a royal necropolis, known chiefly for several pyramids, two of which are amongst the oldest, largest and best preserved... Image:Pyramid of sneferu bent 01. ... The Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III is now nothing more than a pile of rubble. ... The Red Pyramid Detail of the massive corbel-vaulted ceiling of the main burial chamber The Red Pyramid, named for the light crimson hue of its exposed granite surface, is the largest of the three major pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis, and the third largest Egyptian pyramid, after those... Hulwan, also spelled Helwan or Hilwan is a southern suburb of Cairo in Egypt on the bank of the Nile river, with a population (1989 estimate) 230,000. ... Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, featuring the worlds oldest standing step pyramid. ... Sekhemkhet was Pharaoh in Egypt during the Third dynasty. ... Located just at Saqqara in Egypt, just west of Sekhemkhets pyramid complex, this massive enclosure seems to date from the Second dynasty. ... Located in South Saqqara, in Egypt, Haram el-Shawaf (The Sentinel) is a pyramid complex built by Djedkare Isesi and was original called Beautiful is Djedkare-Isesi. ... The Pyramid Complex of Teti is located in the pyramid field at Saqqara, in Egypt. ... Built in the pyramid field at Saqqara, the pyramid complex of king Unas of the Fifth Dynasty is famous for incorporating several innovative features, but is most recognized for the inclusion of vertical lines of hieroglyphs on the walls of the vestibule and burial chamber. ... The Step Pyramid The Pyramid of Djoser was built for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by his Vizier Imhotep. ... The Egyptian town of Zawiyet el-Aryan is located between between Giza and Abusir. ... Mendes (Μένδης), the Greek name of ancient Djedet (modern تل الربع Tall al-Rubˁ), is a city in the eastern Nile delta (30°58′ N 31°30′ E). ... Sais was the chief city of the fifth nome of Lower Egypt, located in the western edge of the Nile Delta. ... Sebennytos was the Ancient Greek name for an area now known as Samannud, located on the Damietta branch of the Nile delta. ... Categories: Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... or Tanis (Τάνις), the Greek name of ancient Djanet (modern صان الحجر Ṣān al-Ḥaǧar), is a city in the north-eastern Nile delta of Egypt (30°58′N 31°52′E). ... Kom el-Hisn (Hill of the Fort in arabic), (ancient Yamu) is located near the western edge of the Nile delta roughly midway between Cairo and Alexandria and about 10 km west of the Rosetta branch of the Nile. ...

Middle Egypt

  • Akoris (Modern: "Tihna el-Gebel")
  • Ankyronon Polis (Modern: "el-Hiba", Ancient: "Teudjoi")
  • Antinoopolis (Modern: "el-Sheikh 'Ibada")
  • Deir el-Gabrawi
  • Deir el-Bersha
  • Dishasha
  • Dja (Modern: "Medinet Madi" Ancient: "Narmouthis")
  • el-'Amarna (Ancient: "Akhetaten")
  • el-Sheikh Sa'id
  • Faiyum
  • Frazer Tombs
  • Hermopolis Magna (Modern: "el-Ashmunein", Ancient: "Khmun")
  • Hebenu (Modern: "Kom el-Ahmar")
  • Hur (Ancient: "Herwer")
  • Lykopolis (Modern: "Asyut", Ancient: "Zawty")
  • Meir
  • Oxyrhynchus (Modern: "el-Bahnasa", Ancient: "Per-Medjed")
  • Sharuna
  • Tuna el-Gebel

Amarna (commonly known as el-Amarna) is the name given to an extensive archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty (c. ... Al Fayyum is one of the governorates of Egypt located in the centre of the country. ... Arsinoe was a town in ancient Egypt that was the most significant centre for the cult of Sobek, a crocodile-god. ... Located in the Faiyum, Kahun is the workers village of the pyramid of Senusret II. It is located in the modern village of el-Lahun, and is often refered to by that name. ... Located south of Cairo, Egypt, the area of el-Lisht is the home to several pyramids and associated royal and noble burials. ... The Pyramid of Amenemhet III at Hawara, viewed from the east Amenemhet III was the last powerful ruler of the 12th Dynasty, and the pyramid he built at Hawara, in the Faiyum, is believed to post-date the so-called Black Pyramid built by the same ruler at Dahshur. ... Herakleopolis Magna is the Greek name of the capital of the Twentieth nome of ancient Egypt. ... Located about 100km south of modern Cairo, Meidum is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. ... Bold textItalic text--212. ... Beni Hasan (or Bani Hasan, or also Beni-Hassan) is a village in Middle Egypt about 25 km south of Al Minya (or Minieh), on the east bank of the Nile, with remarkable catacombs that have been excavated. ... The Speos Artemidos (Modern: Istabl Antar), in Egypt, is located about 2 km south of the Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan, and about 28 km south of Al Minya. ... Zawyet el-Maiyitin (or Zawyet Sultan, Zawyet el-Amwat) is located in Egypt, about 7 km south of the modern town on Al Minya. ... Oxyrhynchus (Greek: Οξύρυγχος; sharp-nosed; ancient Egyptian Per-Medjed; modern Arabic el-Bahnasa) is an archaeological site in Egypt, considered one of the most important ever discovered. ... Tuna el-Gebel was the necropolis of Khmun (Hermopolis Magna). ...

Upper Egypt

Map of Upper and Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper and Lower Egypt. ...

Northern Upper Egypt

  • Abydos (Ancient: "Abedju")
  • Apollinopolis Parva (Modern: "Qus", Ancient: "Gesa" or "Gesy")
    • Qus Necropolis
  • Antaeopolis (Modern: "Qaw el-Kebir", Ancient: "Tjebu" or "Djew-Qa")
  • Athribis (Modern: "Wannina", Ancient: "Hut-Repyt")
  • Beit Khallaf
  • Tentyris (Modern: "Dendera", Ancient: "Iunet" or "Tantere")
  • Diospolis Parva (Modern: "Hiw", Ancient: "Hut-Sekhem")
  • el-Hawawish
  • el-Salamuni
  • Khemmis or Panopolis (Modern: "Akhmin", Ancient: "Ipu" or "Khent-Min")
  • Khenoboskion (Modern: "el-Qasr", "el-Saiyad")
  • Koptos (Modern: "Qift", Ancient: "Gebtu")
  • Naga ed-Der
  • Nag' el-Madamud (Ancient: "Mabu")
  • Ombos (Naqada) (Modern: "Naqada", Ancient: "Nubt")
  • Shanhur

Abydos, one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, stood about 11 km (6 miles) west of the Nile at latitude 26° 10 N. The Egyptian name was Abdju (technically, 3bdw, hieroglyphs shown to the right), the hill of the symbol or reliquary, in which the sacred head of... The area now known as Kom el-Sultan is located near Abydos, in Egypt. ... General view of area, showing littering of pots Umm el-Qaab (or sometimes Umm el Gaab) is the necropolis of the Early Dynastic kings at Abydos, in Egypt. ... Details of enclosure of Peribsen, showing associated offerings and Khasekhemwy enclosure behind The massive mud-brick enclosure known as Shunet ez Zebib is located in Abydos, in Egypt. ... atrib or tal atrib is a small mountain on banha city nourth to cairo ... Entrance to the Dendera Temple Complex, photographed 23 December 2003 Dendera Temple complex, (Ancient Egyptian: Lunet or Tantere). ... Hathor Temple is the main temple in the Dendera Temple Complex, built around 1st century BC. Hathor Temple, photographed 23rd December 2003 Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Ancient Egypt stubs ... El-Hawawish (Arabic) is an Egyptian locality, the name given to the site of the ancient necropolis (cemetery) for the city of Akhmim in Middle Egypt. ... Naqada or Naquada is a village on the west bank of the Nile in southern Egypt. ...

Southern Upper Egypt

The front of the Edfu Temple The first pylon at Edfu Temple Statue of Horus, Edfu Temple Edfu (also spelt Idfu or in modern French as Edfou and known in antiquity as Behdet) is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the River Nile between Esna and Aswan... Aswan (أسوان Aswān) (24 05 N 32 56 E, population 200,000) is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the governorate of the same name. ... Elephantine Island, showing the nilometer (lower left) and the Aswan Museum. ... The area known as New Kalabsha is located by the Aswan High Dam, south of Aswan in Egypt. ... Philae temple as seen from the Nile Complex viewed from southeast, ca. ... On the west side of the Nile, opposite Aswan is Qubbet el-Hawa, site of a group of rock cut tombs (known as the Princess Tomb). ... Sehel enscriptions Sehel Island is located just to the south of Aswan. ... The modern area around el-Kab is on the east side of the Nile, 90km south of Luxor, on the road to Edfu. ... Gebel el-Silsila is 65km north of Aswan, where the cliffs on both sides of the Nile narrow. ... The modern town of Armant (ancient Iuny, also known as Hermonthis), is located about 12 miles south of Thebes, in Egypt. ... Nekhen (Greek: Hierakonpolis, Arabic: Kom El-Ahmar) was the religious capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the pre-dynastic era ( 3200- 3100 BC.) and probably also during the Early Dynastic Era ( 3100 - 2686 BC). ... The Kom al-Ahmar Necropolis is a necropolis in the southern area of Hierakonpolis, Egypt. ... Kom Ombo (كوم أمبو) is an agricultural town in Egypt famous for its temple. ... The double entrance to Kom Ombo Temple The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic Period in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. ... Tourist bazaar The Egyptian city of Esna (known in antiquity as Iunyt, Ta-senet, and Latopolis) is located on the west bank of the River Nile, some 55 km south of Luxor. ... Thebes [Θηβαι ThÄ“bai] is the Greek designation of ancient Egyptian niwt (The) City and niwt-rst (The) Southern City. It is located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean, on the east bank of the Nile. ... Deir al-Madinah is the Arabic name of an Ancient Egyptian village that was home to the artisans who built the temples and tombs ordered by the pharaohs and other dignitaries during the New Kingdom period (18th to 20th dynasties) in the Valley of the Kings. ... Djeser-Djeseru – the focal point of the complex Deir el-Bahri (Arabic دير البحري dayr al-baḥrÄ«, literally meaning, “The Northern Monastery”) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt. ... Djeser-Djeseru – the focal point of the complex Deir el-Bahri (Arabic دير البحري dayr al-baḥrÄ«, literally meaning, “The Northern Monastery”) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt. ... Djeser-Djeseru – the focal point of the complex Deir el-Bahri (Arabic دير البحري dayr al-baḥrÄ«, literally meaning, “The Northern Monastery”) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt. ... Djeser-Djeseru – the focal point of the complex Deir el-Bahri (Arabic دير البحري dayr al-baḥrÄ«, literally meaning, “The Northern Monastery”) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt. ... Located on the west bank of Thebes, Egypt, in Egypt, just in the desert south of Medinet Habu, Malkata (or Malqata) is most famous for being the location of the palace of the king Amenhotep III. Its modern arabic name means the place where things are picked up // Palace of... Located on the west bank of Thebes, Egypt, in Egypt, just in the desert south of Medinet Habu, Malkata (or Malqata) is most famous for being the location of the palace of the king Amenhotep III. Its modern arabic name means the place where things are picked up // Palace of... Located on the west bank of Thebes, Egypt, in Egypt, just in the desert south of Medinet Habu, Malkata (or Malqata) is most famous for being the location of the palace of the king Amenhotep III. Its modern arabic name means the place where things are picked up // Palace of... Obelisk at Karnak temple El-Karnak is a small village in Egypt, located on the banks of the River Nile some 2. ... The Temple of Amenhotep IV at Karnak was constructed during the first 4 years of the reign of Akhenaten, when he was still referred to Amenhotep IV. It was constructed outside the boundaries of the Precinct of Amon-Re, to the east. ... Precinct of Amun-Re, located near Luxor, Egypt, is one of the four main enclosed areas that make up the immense Karnak Temple Complex. ... Precinct of Montu Gateway of Ptolemy III Euergates / Ptolemy IV Philopator Precinct of Montu, located near Luxor, Egypt, is one of the four main enclosed areas that make up the immense Karnak Temple Complex. ... Main entrance to Precinct of Mut. ... The River Nile at Luxor Street market in Luxor See also the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر ) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt. ... Luxor Temple, from the east bank of the Nile Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes). ... Medinet Habu from the air Medinet-Habu is the mortuary temple of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III. It is located on the west bank of the River Nile at Thebes, Egypt, south of the morturary temple of Tutankhamun/Horemheb. ... Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, from the air. ... Amenhotep IIIs mortuary temple from the air The Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III is located in the Theban necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposiet Luxor in Egypt. ... The Colossi of Memnon The Colossi of Memnon (known to locals as el-Colossat, or es-Salamat) are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. ... Tombs of the Nobles are a collective term applied to tombs of workers, foremen’s, priests, soldiers, officials, viziers, princes etc. ... The necroplis of el-Assasif is located on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt, in the dry bay that leads up to Deir el-Bahri, and south of the necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga. It contains burials of 18th Dynasty and the 25th and 26th Dynasties. ... The necropolis of El-Khokha is located on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt. ... The necropolis of El-Tarif (Arabic: إلطارف ) is located on the West Bank of the Nile at Thebes, Egypt. ... The necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga is located on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt, just by the entrance of the dry bay that leads up to Deir el-Bahri, and north of the necropolis of el-Assasif. ... The necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna is located on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt. ... The Ramesseum is the memorial temple (or mortuary temple) of Pharaoh Ramses II (Ramses the Great). ... View over the East Valley The Valley of the Kings, or Wadi el-Muluk (وادي الملوك) in Arabic, is a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom, the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. ... The Valley of the Queens or Wadi el-Melikat is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharoahs were buried in ancient times. ...

Lower Nubia

  • 'Amada
  • Abu Simbel
  • Beit el-Wali
  • Contra Pselchis (Modern: "Quban", Ancient: "Baki")
  • Dabod
  • el-Derr
  • el-Lessiya
  • el-Sebu'a
  • Gerf Hussein
  • Mi'am (Modern: "'Aniba")
  • Primis (Modern: "Qasr Ibrim")
  • Pselchis (Modern: "el-Dakka", Ancient: "Pselqet")
  • Talmis (Modern: "Kalabsha")
  • Taphis (Modern: "Tafa")
  • Tutzis (Modern: "Dendur")
  • Tzitzis (Modern: "Qertassi")

Lower Nubia is the northern portion of Nubia, downstream on the Nile from Upper Nubia. ... Model showing the relative positions of the Abu Simbel temples before and after relocation Categories: Ancient Egypt stubs | Wonders of the World ... The area known as New Kalabsha is located by the Aswan High Dam, south of Aswan in Egypt. ... The area known as New Kalabsha is located by the Aswan High Dam, south of Aswan in Egypt. ... The area known as New Kalabsha is located by the Aswan High Dam, south of Aswan in Egypt. ... The area known as New Kalabsha is located by the Aswan High Dam, south of Aswan in Egypt. ...

Upper Nubia

  • 'Amara East
  • 'Amara West
  • Abahuda (Abu Oda)
  • Aksha (Serra West)
  • Askut Island
  • Buhen
  • Dabenarti Island
  • Dibeira East
  • Dorginarti Island
  • Dibeira West
  • Faras
  • Gebel el-Shams
  • Kor
  • Kumma (Semna East)
  • Meinarti Island
  • Qustul
  • Semna
  • Semna South
  • Serra East
  • Shalfak
  • Uroarti Island

Buhen was an ancient Egyptian settlement situated below the Second Cataract. ... Faras, known in ancient times as Pachoras, was a major city in Lower Nubia in modern Egypt. ...

The Oases

  • Siwa Oasis
    • Aghurmi
    • el-Zeitun
    • Gebel el-Mawta
    • Qaret el-Musabberin
    • Umm el-'Ebeida
  • Bahriya Oasis
    • el-Qasr
    • el-Bawiti
    • el-Hayz
  • Farafra Oasis
    • 'Ain el-Wadi
    • el-Qasr
  • el-Dakhla Oasis
    • Amheida
    • Balat
    • Deir el-Hager
    • el-Qasr
    • Kellis (Modern: "Ismant el-Kharab")
    • Mut el-Kharab
    • Qaret el-Muzawwaqa
  • el-Kharga Oasis
    • Baris
    • Gebel el-Teir
    • Hibis
    • Kysis (Modern: "Dush")
    • Nadurs
    • Qasr el-Ghueida
    • Qasr Zaiyan

The Siwa Oasis is an oasis in Egypt, located between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert. ... The road between Dakhla Oasis and Farafra Oasis was the first paved road in the New Valley scheme. ... Dakhla Oasis (Arabic الداخلة al-Dākhla) is one of the five Western oases of Egypt. ... Kharga Oasis (Arabic الخارجة, Standard Arabic pronunciation al-Khārija, Egyptian spoken Arabic al-Khārga) is the southernmost of Egypts five Western oases. ...

Sinai

  • Maghara
  • Rud el-'Air
  • Serabit el-Khadim
  • Tel Kedwa

Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 The Sinai Peninsula (in Arabic, Shibh Jazirat Sina) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south). ... Serabit el-Khadim (Arabic, also transliterated Serabit al-Khadim, Serabit el-Khadem) is a locality in the south-west Sinai Peninsula where turquoise was mined extensively in antiquity, mainly by the ancient Egyptians. ...

Eastern Desert

  • Wadi Hammamat

Reference

  • Atlas of Ancient Egypt, John Baines & Jaromir Malek, The America University of Cairo Press, 2002

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