Qus

Qus

Qus, also called Gesa, is a city in the modern Qena Governorate, Egypt. In Graeco-Roman times, it was called Apollonopolis Parva and during the Roman Empire it was renamed Diocletianopolis. The city was an important city in the early part of Egyptian history and became the second most important Islamic city in medieval Egypt. The ancient ruins include the Temple of Haroeris and Heqet.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Qena Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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