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The garrison temple-town of Tell Dafana controlled the mercantile traffic on the Pelusiac branch of the Nile. Although some Greek pottery was recovered from the site, which Petrie interpreted as evidence for a possible Greek settlement, further study of the material culture from the site revealed that Egyptian manufactured material was more prominent.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Murray, A. S., and Griffith, F. LL. 1888. Nebesheh (Am) and Defenneh (Tahpanhes). Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 4. London: Trübner & Co.
Leclère, François and Jeffrey Spencer (eds) 2014, Tell Dafana reconsidered: the archaeology of an Egyptian frontier town. London: British Museum.