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Tell Dafana

Alternative site names: 
Tell Dafana; Defenna; Tell Defeneh; Tell Defenneh; Tell Dafna; Tell Defenna; Tell Defenne; Tell Defenneh; Tell ed-Defenna; Daphnae (ancient Greek); Daphne; Tahpanhes; Tahapanes; Tehaphnehes
Arabic site names: 
تلّ دفنة
Site description: 

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. 

Type of site: 
Temple; town
Timeframe: 
Temple (26th Dynasty); town (Ptolemaic Period)
Overlay map: 
Original excavator's map of the archaeological features at Naqqada superimposed on a modern Google map image. Created by Bryony Smerdon, 2016.
Excavation season: