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Athribis

Alternative site names: 
Tell Atrib; Benha
Site description: 

Although there are textual mentions of the site from the 4th Dynasty, the earliest architectural remains date from the 26th Dynasty. Significant archaeological material is associated with Amenhotep III, and the deified architect from his court, Amenhotep, son of Hapu. The remains of Amenhotep III’s temple are no longer extant but two temples from the 25th Dynasty (Taharko) and 26th Dynasty (Amasis) are attested to by the foundation deposits. An extensive and significant Graeco-Roman town comprised of houses, workshops, public and private baths and cemeteries has been found. 

Type of site: 
Temples; town; cemeteries; monastery
Timeframe: 
Temples (25th Dynasty, 26th Dynasty-Graeco-Roman Period); town (Graeco-Roman Period); cemeteries (Graeco-Roman Period); monastery (Late Antique Period)
Overlay map: 
Original excavator's map of Athribis superimposed on a modern Google map image. Created by Kristian Brink, 2015.
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