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Sebennytos

Capital Cities

What: The “City of the Sacred Calf”, the Capital of Lower Egypt’s 12th Nome, became capital of Egypt during the 30th Dynasty – 380-343BC

Where: Nile Delta on the Damietta branch of the Nile

Who: Home of Manetho, the Historian and Chronicler from 3rd Century BC, and Pharaoh Nectanebo II, who launched his war against the Persian Invaders from here

Now known as Samannud

Religion

Home of God Anhur, God of War, the Hunt and a Sky God with his Consort, Goddess Mehit, a Lioness Goddess. Regrettably, the Temple is now in ruins, thought to have been caused by an earthquake. The majority of the Temple was probably constructed by Pharaoh Nectanebo II, and further decorated and added to by Pharaoh Ptolemy II as his Cartouche is on blocks from the entrance to the Temple and the Sanctuary of Isis. On the Façade of the Temple, Pharaoh Ptolemy II is shown to the Egyptian Deities by Goddess Isis who is described as the Great and Divine Mother, with his wife and sister, Queen Berenice II. It appears that a Hypostyle Hall was behind the entrance with Isis Sanctuary being the largest part of the Temple.