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Armant

Alternative site names: 
Hermonthis
Site description: 

The site of Armant was an integral site for the worship of the war god, Montu. It was also the site of the Bucheum, where the sacred Buchis bulls were buried from the reign of Nectanebo II (360-343 BC); this cult was continued for the next 650 years. There was also a Roman village next to the Baqaria (tombs for themother of the Buchis bull).

Armant’s cemeteries cover all periods of ancient Egyptian culture from the Predynastic into the Christian period. In the Middle Kingdom, Armant became a large urban centre with the first evidence for temple structures that were destroyed in the Late Period. The blocks were reused in the Ptolemaic temple construction.

 

 

Type of site: 
Temple; town; cemeteries
Timeframe: 
Temples (11th Dynasty, 12 Dynasty; New Kingdom, Late Period, Graeco-Roman Period); town (Predynastic Period, Graeco-Roman Period, Late Antique Period); cemeteries (Predynastic Period, Old Kingdom, First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom, Second Intermediate Period, New Kingdom, Late Period, Graeco-Roman Period, Late Antique Period)
Overlay map: 
Concession of Armant superimposed on a modern Google Map image. Created by Kristian Brink, 2015.
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