Tebtunis

Tebtunis

Tebtunis was a city in Ancient Egypt. It was located in the present-day village of Tell Umm el-Baragat, in the Al Fayyum Governorate, Lower Egypt. The town was also known as Theodosiopolis during the Greco-Roman period. Tebtunis was founded around 1800 BC by the Twelfth Dynasty Pharaoh Amenemhat III. The town flourished during the Ptolemaic period and is famous for the many papyri in Demotic and Greek found there.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Faiyum Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian & Ptolemaic & Roman Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: El Fayoum

Date of Submission: 1994

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