Maps of the World
On the Nile to Nubia|
Map of some Old Kingdom to Late Kingdom locations. Many location names are also known under different names which may not be given here yet. The branches in the Nile Delta are assumed from Old Kingdom maps.
Abydos to Edfu
Satelite Map of the Nile Delta
Middle East Satelite
Changes in Place Names|
Iunu - Heliopolis
Khepr-aha - Fustat
Inbu-hedj - perhaps a regional capital.
The following locations are very close to Kahun: Arsinoe, Hawara, Illahun, Gurob, Labyrinth, Medinet Madi, Ptolemais.
On File: The Kahun and Gurob antiquities on file include scarabs, clay impression, incised pottery, lintels, a granite altar, fragments, coffin glyphs from Illahun, the 20th dyn. Kahun Maket Tomb, the 22nd dyn. Illahun finds and the stela of Usertesen-Ankh-Tef-Pen, the Amenhotep III & Tutankhamen group, the Ramses II & Seti II group, blue glazed wares, plus a few other things.
Mit Rahina, ca. 30 km south of Cairo, was called Manf in Pharaonic times.
El-Lisht is located close to Meidum. The supposed 12th dyn. cemetery of Riqqeh is about 4 miles north of Meydum.
A more detailed excavation report by Donald B. Redford, `Preliminary Report of the 1st Season of Excavation in East Karnak, 1975-76' in JARCE, Vol. XIV, p. 9-32, contains the following subtitles: Description of the Area, Lay-Out of the Squares, The Saite-Persian Settlement, The date of the settlement*), Square A immediately prior to the settlement, The fill above the 18th Dynasty level, The temple of Akhenaten: Construction Features, The temple of Akhenaten: Relief decoration, Statuary, Identity of the temple.
*) The date was established on the basis of a large bronze coin unearthed low down in the dump above square AD. The description is as follows; Obverse: head of Zeus-Amon (diademed?), right. Heavily deposited; head appears small for size of fangs. Reverse: two eagles, wings closed, on thunderbolt; left: in field, left, cornucopia. Legend in capital Greek letters: Ptolemaioy Basileos. Condition: heavy cuprite deposits, re-deposited copper over entire surface; cuprous chloride deposits also present.
The coin represents the common 160 BC issue of Ptolemy VI (180-145 BC).
"The concentration of Mycenaen pottery at Gurob near the Fayuum (the area just south of Lake Moeris) may reflect one of the final destinations of the imports from Crete and the mainland. It is also possible that some of these women kidnapped from Aegean regions may have ended up weaving textiles at the harem of Gurob. It was also here that Ramesses Hittite bride ended her days." [Roger Matthews & Cornelia Roemer, `Ancient Perspectives on Egypt', UCL 2003, p. 97]|
Wadi Hammamat is located east of Luxor.
The route of the Via Hadriana
The confirmed portion of the Via Hadriana goes from Sheikh Ibada (Antinopolis) located near Akhetaten east, past locations like Makareg Gharb, Makhareg (a little south of which lies Demsa Umm Ragaba), Tal'at al-Arta, Mahattit Ziyar Romaniya, Umm Suwagi, Bir Hawashiya, after which it turns SE toward the shore of the Red Sea without reaching it toward Milaha al-Nakhi until it reaches the shore at Abu Sha-ar, then going south a distance off the shore to Abu Ghariya and again to the shore to Wadi Safaga, Quel, Qusair al-Qadim, and then it is speculated keeps on going along the shore to Marsa Dabr, Marsa Nakari, Wadi Lahma until it reaches its end point at Berenike. 
The Tomb of Fetekti
Qar and Hetepi
The Site of Quesna
Notes & References
 The pyramid mound near Edfu (R. 1) is a small, now ruined step-pyramid described in Günter Dreyer & Werner Kaiser, `Zu den Stufenpyramiden Ober- und Mittelägyptens' in Mitteilungen des DAI, Band 36, 1980, S. 43-(45)-59, Tafel 72 a.
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