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Tell el-Fara'in

Alternative site names: 
Buto; Bouto; Tell el Farain; Tell el-Fararin
Arabic site names: 
بوتو‎,
Site description: 

As the site that was the home of the tutelary goddess of Lower Egypt, Wadjit, it has been occupied since the Predynastic Period.  The site is comprised of three mounds, two of which are settlements with the third covering the temple. Because of the watertable, early stratification layers are difficult to excavate but an administrative centre/palace was uncovered in the Early Dynastic Period. The site was abandoned in the Old Kingdom before being resettled in the 8th century BCE. 

Type of site: 
Town
Timeframe: 
Town (Predynastic Period to Graeco-Roman Period)
Excavation season: