Upper Egypt - West bank of the River Nile, 55 km south of Thebes
|Nome||The rural - the 3rd Nome of Upper Egypt|
|Type of Settlement||Capital city|
|Local deity||The holy triad of Khnum, Neith, and Heka their son.|
|Ancient name||Egyptian - Iunyt or Ta-Senet|
Greek - Latopolis
|Historical Development||- With the exception of the jamb of a gateway - now converted into a door-sill - of the reign of Thutmose 2, the remains of Latopolis belong to the Ptolemaic Period.
- In the Ptolemaic Period the city was known as Latopolis - The 'city of the fish' where the Nile perch was worshipped.
- Ptolemy 3 Euergetes constructed the temple of Khnum, which is one of the latest temples to have been built in Egypt.
- Later elements were added by Ptolemy 5 Epiphanes, Ptolemy 6 Philometor and the Romans.
The temple |
- Only the hypostyle hall was excavated - it is well preserved.
- The structure was built of red sandstone