Pi-Atum overview
Other name(s) Pithom
Region Egypt : Settlements
Section Lower Egypt
Latitude 30.55210858 N suggest info
Longitude 32.0991265 E
Status Accurate location
Info The location of Pithom has been the subject of much conjecture and debate. In the spring of 1883 Édouard Naville believed he had identified it as the archaeological site Tell-el-Maskhuta. The site of Pithom, as identified by Naville, is to the east of Wadi Tumilat, south-west of Ismaïlia. Here was formerly a group of granite statues representing Ramesses II, two inscriptions naming Pr-Itm, storehouses and bricks made without straw. The excavations carried on by Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund uncovered a city wall, a ruined temple, and the remains of a series of brick buildings with very thick walls and consisting of rectangular chambers of various sizes, opening only at the top and without any entrances to one another. Naville identified it as being in the region of Tjeku, the capital of the 8th Lower Egypt nome. Excavations carried out over five seasons between 1978 and 1985 have shown that Tell el-Maskhuta dates only to the end of the 7th century, and may have been built by Pharaoh Necho II, possibly as part of his uncompleted canal building project from the Nile to the Gulf of Suez.
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30.552109, 32.099126 === 30.552109 N, 32.099126 E === 30° 33' 7.6" N, 32° 5' 56.9" E
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Nearest sites Heroopolis, circa 279 m (305 yd) north-east
Tjeku, Zuko, Succoth, Tell el Maskhuta, circa 4 km (2.5 mi) east
Tell er-Retaba, circa 13 km (8.1 mi) west
Serapeum at Ismailia, Sarabiyum, circa 22.7 km (14.1 mi) east
Kafr Hassan Daoud, circa 24.2 km (15 mi) west
Tell Abu el Rus, circa 28.4 km (17.6 mi) north-west
Tjafanet, Tahpanhes, Daphnae Pelusiae, Baal Zephon, circa 34.9 km (21.7 mi) north
Kom el-Ahmar, circa 33.3 km (20.7 mi) north-west
Tell Zinein, circa 36.6 km (22.8 mi) north
Tell Abu Akim, Ziraah 8 Bahr el-Baqar, circa 32.7 km (20.3 mi) north
Minshat Abu Omar, circa 40.7 km (25.3 mi) north
Tell Ginn, circa 41.1 km (25.5 mi) north
Tell el-Kebir, circa 30.6 km (19 mi) west
Imet, Tell Nebesheh, Tell Farun, circa 38.7 km (24.1 mi) north-west
Tell Abu Kharufa, Tell Zuwelen, circa 40 km (24.8 mi) north-west
Pa-Kes, Kessan, Goshen, Faqus, circa 34.4 km (21.4 mi) north-west
Tell Amd, Tell Soweida, circa 43.6 km (27.1 mi) north
Pi-Ramesse, Per-Ramessu, Raamses, circa 37.4 km (23.2 mi) north-west
Hatwaret, Avaris, Rowaty, Tell ed-Dab'a, circa 37.1 km (23.1 mi) north-west
Tell Gumaiyima, circa 43 km (26.7 mi) north-west
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Database ID 486, created 25 Mar 2008, 10:13, Last changed 27 Apr 2015, 19:11