Sais (Egypt) 43 Sa el-Hagar - Σάις

Σάις - Sais, an ancient town of Egypt, modern Sa el-Hagar
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Latitude: 30.966600
Longitude: 30.769300
Confidence: High

Greek name: Σάις
Place ID: 309307USai
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Egypt
Country: Egypt
Mod: Sa el-Hagar

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Modern Description: A major archaeological site, location of the ancient city of Sais. This has been investigated by a joint expedition of the University of Durham and the Egypt Exploration Society. An extensive bibliography is available at . Sais was greatly expanded in the 7th century BC and embellished with numerous temples, the main one dedicated to the goddess Neith. Only scattered stone blocks remain of these temples today, but many sculptures from the site are to be found in museums. Extensive mound below town; large enclosure at N mostly levelled to agriculture. Survey begun by Penny Wilson for the EES in 1997 with surface mapping followed by drill-coring and excavation. Satellite images show new housing along the N edge of the mound and a large built complex on the W side, constructed between 2013 and 2016.

Info: E.E.S. Delta Survey

From the web site E.E.S. Delta Survey, a project of the Egypt Exploration Society to map and describe ancient sites in the Nile Delta of Egypt.

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