Sites & cities that bear the name of Athribis


First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4th century C.E
Recorded names : Tell Atrib, Attrib, Medeenet Ashaysh

Description : This article is about the ancient city called Athribis in Lower Egypt; for the ancient city called Athribis in Upper Egypt, see Athribis (Upper Egypt)Athribis (Arabic: أتريب‎; Greek: Ἄθλιβις, from the original Egyptian Hut-heryib, Coptic: Ⲁⲑⲣⲏⲃⲓ) was an ancient city in Lower Egypt. It is located in present-day Tell Atrib, just northeast of Benha on the hill of Kom Sidi Yusuf. The town lies around 40 km north of Cairo, on the eastern bank of the Damietta branch of the Nile. It was mainly occupied during the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine eras.

See on map »