List of ancient Egyptian sites


List of ancient Egyptian sites

This is a List of Ancient Egyptian Sites, throughout all of Egypt and Nubia. Sites are listed by their classical name whenever possible, if not by their modern name, and lastly with their ancient name if no other is available.

Nomes

A nome is a subnational administrative division of Ancient Egypt.

Lower Egypt

*Nome 1: White fortress
*Nome 2: Cow's thigh
*Nome 3: West
*Nome 4: Southern shield
*Nome 5: Northern shield
*Nome 6: Mountain bull
*Nome 7: West harpoon
*Nome 8: East harpoon
*Nome 9: Anezti
*Nome 10: Black bull
*Nome 11: Heseb bull
*Nome 12: Cow with calf (Calf and Cow)
*Nome 13: Undamaged scepter
*Nome 14: East or anterior nome
*Nome 15: Ibis
*Nome 16: Dolphin (Fish)
*Nome 17: The throne
*Nome 18: Royal child upper nome (Prince of the South)
*Nome 19: Royal child lower nome (Prince of the North)
*Nome 20: East (Plumed Falcon)

Upper Egypt

*Nome 1: Land of the arch or To Khentit: the frontier (Ta-Seti)
*Nome 2: Throne of Horus
*Nome 3: The rural (Shrine)
*Nome 4: The sceptre
*Nome 5: The two falcons
*Nome 6: The crocodile
*Nome 7: Sistrum
*Nome 8: Great land
*Nome 9: Minu (Min)
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*Nome 11: The Set animal (Seth)
*Nome 12: Viper mountain
*Nome 13: Upper pomegranate tree (Upper Sycamore and Viper)
*Nome 14: Lower pomegranate tree (Lower Sycamore and Viper)
*Nome 15: Hare
*Nome 16: Oryx
*Nome 17: The black dog (Jackal)
*Nome 18: Falcon with spread wings (Nemty)
*Nome 19: The pure sceptre (Two Sceptres)
*Nome 20: Upper laurel (Southern Sycamore)
*Nome 21: Lower laurel (Northern Sycamore)
*Nome 22: Knife


= Lower Egypt (The Nile Delta)=


* Alexandria
** Great Library of Alexandria
** Pharos of Alexandria
** Pompey's Pillar
* Athribis (Modern: "Tell Atrib", Ancient: "Hut-Heryib" or "Hut-Tahery-Ibt")
* Avaris (Modern: "Tell el-Dab'a", Ancient: "Pi-Ri'amsese")
* Behbeit el-Hagar
* Bilbeis
* Bubastis (Modern: "Tell Basta", Ancient: "Bast")
* Busiris (Modern: "Abu Sir Bana")
* Buto (Modern: "Tell el-Fara'in", Ancient: "Pe")
* Cairo (or near Cairo)
** Abu Rawash
** Giza Necropolis (Giza Plateau)
*** Khufu's Pyramid (Great Pyramid)
*** Khafre's Pyramid
*** Menkaure's Pyramid
*** Great Sphinx of Giza
** Heliopolis (Modern: "Tell-Hisn", Ancient: "Iunu")
** Letopolis (Modern: "Ausim", Ancient: "Khem")
* Hermopolis Parva (Modern: "El-Baqliya" Ancient: "Ba'h")
* Iseum (Modern: "Behbeit el-Hagar", Ancient: "Hebyt")
* Kom el-Hisn (Ancient: "Imu" or "Yamu")
* Leontopolis (Yahudiya) (Modern: "Tell el-Yahudiya", Ancient: "Nay-Ta-Hut")
* Leontopolis (Modern: "Tell el-Muqdam")
* Naukratis (Modern: "el-Gi'eif", "el-Niqrash","el-Nibeira")
* Memphite Necropolis (Memphis)
** Abu Ghurab
** Abusir (Busiris)
** Dahshur
*** Bent Pyramid
*** Black Pyramid
*** Red Pyramid
*** White Pyramid
** Helwan
** Mit Rahina
** Saqqara
*** Sekhemkhet's Buried Pyramid
*** Gisr el-mudir
*** Haram el-Shawaf
*** Mazghuna
*** Pyramid of Teti
*** Pyramid of Unas
*** Pyramid of Userkaf
*** Step Pyramid of Djozer
** Zawyet el'Aryan
* Mendes (Modern: "Tell el-Rub'a", Ancient: "'Anpet")
** Tell Tebilla
* Qantir / El-Khata'na
* Sais (Modern: "Sa el-Hagar", Ancient: "Zau")
* Saft el-Hinna (Ancient: "Per-Sopdu")
* Sebennytos (Modern: "Samannud", Ancient: "Tjebnutjer")
* Shagamba
* Suwa
* Taposiris Magna (Modern: "Abusir")
* Tanis (Modern: "San el-Hagar", Ancient: "Djan'net")
* Tell el-Maskhuta (Ancient: "Tjeku")
* Tell el-Rataba
* Tell el-Sahaba
* Tell Nabasha
* Tell Qua'
* Terenuthis (Modern: "Kom Abu Billo")
* Thmuis (Modern: "Tell el-Timai")
* Tura
* Xois (Modern: "Sakha")

Middle Egypt

The area from about Al Fayyum to Asyut is usually referred to as Middle Egypt.


* Akoris (Modern: "Tihna el-Gebel")
** Fraser Tombs
* Ankyronpolis (Modern: "el-Hiba", Ancient: "Teudjoi")
* Antinoopolis (Modern: "el-Sheikh 'Ibada")
* Deir el-Bersha
* Deir el-Gabrawi
* Dishasha
* Dja (Modern: "Medinet Madi" Ancient: "Narmouthis")
* el-'Amarna (Ancient: "Akhetaten")
* el-Sheikh Sa'id
* Faiyum
** Crocodilopolis (Hellenistic: "Arsinoe")
** el-Lahun
** el-Lisht
** Hawara
** Herakleopolis Magna (Modern: "Ihnasiyyah al-Madinah", Ancient: "Henen-Nesut")
** Kom Medinet Ghurab
** Meidum
** Sidment el-Gebel
** Seila
** Tarkhan
* Hermopolis Magna (Modern: "El Ashmunein", Ancient: "Khmun")
* Hebenu (Modern: "Kom el-Ahmar")
** Beni Hasan
** Speos Artemidos (Modern: "Istabl 'Antar")
** Zawyet el-Maiyitin
* Hur (Ancient: "Herwer")
* Lykopolis (Modern: "Asyut", Ancient: "Zawty")
* Meir
* Oxyrhynchus (Modern: "el-Bahnasa", Ancient: "Per-Medjed")
* Sharuna
* Tuna el-Gebel

Upper Egypt

Northern Upper Egypt


* Abydos (Ancient: "Abedju")
** el-'Araba el Madfuna
** Kom el-Sultan
** Umm el-Qa'ab
** Shunet ez Zebib
** Osireion
* Apollinopolis Parva (Modern: "Qus", Ancient: "Gesa" or "Gesy")
** Qus Necropolis
* Antaeopolis (Modern: "Qaw el-Kebir", Ancient: "Tjebu" or "Djew-Qa")
* Athribis (Modern: "Wannina", Ancient: "Hut-Repyt")
* Beit Khallaf
* Tentyris (Modern: "Dendera", Ancient: "Iunet" or "Tantere")
** Temple of Hathor
* Diospolis Parva (Modern: "Hiw", Ancient: "Hut-Sekhem")
* el-Hawawish
* el-Salamuni
* Khemmis or Panopolis (Modern: "Akhmin", Ancient: "Ipu" or "Khent-Min")
* Khenoboskion (Modern: "el-Qasr", "el-Saiyad")
* Koptos (Modern: "Qift", Ancient: "Gebtu")
* Naga ed-Der
* Nag' el-Madamud (Ancient: "Mabu")
* Ombos (Naqada) (Modern: "Naqada", Ancient: "Nubt")
* Shanhur

Southern Upper Egypt


* Aphroditopolis (Modern: "Gebelein", Ancient: "Per-Hathor")
* Apollinopolis Magna (Modern: "Edfu", Ancient: "Djeba, Mesen")
* Aswan
** Agilkia Island
** Elephantine Island
** New Kalabsha
** Northern Granite Quarries
** Philae Island
** Qubbet el-Hawa
** Sehel Island
** Southern Granite Quarries
* el-Mo'alla (Ancient: "Hefat")
* Eileithyiaspolis (Modern: "el-Kab", Ancient: "Nekheb")
* Gebel el-Silsila (Ancient: "Kheny")
* Hermonthis (Modern: "Armant", Ancient: "Iuny")
* Hierakonpolis (Modern: "Kom el-Ahmar", Ancient: "Nekhen")
** Kom al-Ahmar Necropolis
* Kom Ombo
** Ombos (Modern: "Kom Ombo", Ancient: "Nubt")
* Latopolis (Modern: "Esna", Ancient: "Iunyt, Senet, Tasenet")
* Medamud
* Thebes (Modern: "Luxor", Ancient: "Niwt-rst" or "Waset")
** Deir el-Medina
*** Temple of Hathor
*** Workmen's Village
*** Workmen's Tombs
*** Shrine to Meretseger & Ptah
** Deir el-Bahri
*** Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
*** Mortuary Temple of Mentuhotep II
*** Mortuary Temple of Thotmose III
** el-Malqata
*** Palace of Amenhotep III
*** Deir el-Shelwit
** Karnak (Ancient: "Ipet-Isut")
*** Temple of Amenhotep IV
*** Precinct of Amon-Re
*** Precinct of Montu
*** Precinct of Mut
** Luxor (Ancient: "Ipet-Resyt")
*** Temple of Amun
** Medinet Habu
*** Mortuary Temple & Palace of Ramesses III
*** Mortuary Temple of Ay & Horemheb
** Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III
*** Colossi of Memnon
** Mortuary Temple of Merneptah
** Mortuary Temple of Ramesses IV
** Mortuary Temple of Thutmose IV
** Mortuary Temple of Thutmose III
** Qasr el-'Aguz
*** Temple of Thoth
** Qurna
*** Mortuary Temple of Seti I
** Tombs of the Nobles
*** el-Assasif
*** el-Khokha
*** el-Tarif
*** Dra' Abu el-Naga'
*** Qurnet Murai
*** Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
** Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II)
** Valley of the Kings (Modern: "Wadi el-Muluk")
** Valley of the Queens (Modern: "Biban el-Harim")
* Tuphium (Modern: "Tod", Ancient: "Djerty")

Lower Nubia


* Amada
* Abu Simbel
* Beit el-Wali
* Contra Pselchis (Modern: "Quban", Ancient: "Baki")
* Debod
* Temple of Dakka
* Temple of Derr
* el-Lessiya
* Gerf Hussein
* Mi'am (Modern: "'Aniba")
* Primis (Modern: "Qasr Ibrim")
* Pselchis (Modern: "el-Dakka", Ancient: "Pselqet")
* Talmis (Modern: "Kalabsha")
* Qasr Ibrim
* Wadi es-Sebua
* Taphis (Modern: "Tafa")
* Tutzis (Modern: "Dendur")
* Tzitzis (Modern: "Qertassi")

Upper Nubia


* 'Amara East
* 'Amara West
* Abahuda (Abu Oda)
* Aksha (Serra West)
* Askut Island
* Buhen
* Dabenarti Island
* Dibeira East
* Dorginarti Island
* Dibeira West
* Faras
* Gebel el-Shams
* Gebel Barkal
* Kor
* Kumma (Semna East)
* Meinarti Island
* Qustul
* Semna
* Semna South
* Serra East
* Shalfak
* Uroarti Island

The Oases and Mediterranean coast


* Siwa Oasis
** Aghurmi
** el-Zeitun
** Gebel el-Mawta
** Qaret el-Musabberin
** Umm el-'Ebeida
* Bahriya Oasis
** el-Qasr
** el-Bawiti
** el-Hayz
* Farafra Oasis
** 'Ain el-Wadi
** el-Qasr
* el-Dakhla Oasis
** Amheida
** Balat
** Deir el-Hager
** el-Qasr
** Kellis (Modern: "Ismant el-Kharab")
** Mut el-Kharab
** Qaret el-Muzawwaqa
* el-Kharga Oasis
** Baris
** Gebel el-Teir
** Hibis
** Kysis (Modern: "Dush")
** Nadurs
** Qasr el-Ghueida
** Qasr Zaiyan
* Mediterranean Coast
** Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham


= Sinai =

* Maghara
* Rud el-'Air
* Serabit el-Khadim
* Tell Kedwa

Eastern Desert

* Wadi Hammamat

References

* "Atlas of Ancient Egypt", John Baines & Jaromir Malek, "The America University of Cairo Press", 2002


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