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Naqada

Naqada is in reality a necropolis in Egypt that comprises several burials since the pre-historic era. It is located on the western bank of the River Nile about 26km north of Luxor "ancient Thebes". Like most other cities in Egypt, Naqada is also a city of major historical significance. Naqada was said to be the burial ground of Nubet town and was devoted to the God Set. The Pyramid of Ombos , Naqada is located about 300 meters north of the ruins of the ancient site of Ombos, near the present village of Kome Al Dabie within Toukh village at about 6 km north of the town of Naqada in Upper Egypt. The first and only excavation was led by Flinders Petrie in 1895 and James Edward Quibell.

The pyramid is seem dates most likely to the end of the Third or to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty. It has a side length of 18.39 meters, and today even a height of about 4.50 meters with orientation follows the course of the Nile.

 

Other heritage trails attractions near the site:

 

  • Churches of Saint Mercurius
  • Churches of Saint George and Saint Victor
  • Churches of Saint Theodore
  • The18th dynasty tombs
  • Set Temple
  • The old Naqada Town
  • Sheikh Ali poteery community
  • Ballas pottery and ancient tombs

Artisan Community in Naqada

Kome El-dabie Village

Naqada is in reality a necropolis in Egypt that comprises several burials since the pre-historic era. It is located on t ...

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Buffalo Horn Crafts Artisans

Naqada is in reality a necropolis in Egypt that comprises several burials since the pre-historic era. It is located on t ...

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