Cusae

Cusae

Cusae or Kusai is the Greek name of a city in Upper Egypt, known to the Ancient Egyptians as Qis or Kis. Today, the city is known as el-Qusiya and is located on the west bank of the Nile, in the Asyut Governorate. It was a cult centre for Hathor, and also contained a necropolis, Meir, which was used during the Middle Kingdom to hold the tombs of local aristocrats. During the 5th century, the city was the camp of Legio II Flavia Constantia.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Asyut Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

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