Heracleopolis Magna

Heracleopolis Magna

Heracleopolis Magna or Heracleopolis is the Roman name of the capital of the 20th nome of ancient Egypt. It is located west of the modern city of Beni Suef. The city was already in existence by the mid First Dynasty, 2970 BC.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Beni Suef Governorate

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

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