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The site was identified by papyri and ostraca as the site of Philoteris and was only briefly examined by Grenfell and Hunt. The site was located about 8 km northwest of Theadelphia.
Grenfell, Bernard P. and Arthur S. Hunt 1899. Graeco-Roman branch: excavations for papyri in the Fayum; the position of Lake Moeris. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) (1898-1899), 8-15.
Römer, Cornelia Eva 2004. Philoteris in the Themistou Meris: report on the archaeological survey carried out as part of the Fayum Survey Project. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 147, 281-300.