|Location||- Lower Egypt - West Delta on the Canopic branch of the Nile
|Nome||Capital of Northern shield - the 5th Nome of Lower Egypt|
|Type of Settlement||Capital City|
|Local deity||Neith - goddess of warfare|
|Contemporary name||Sa el Hagar|
|Historical Development||- There are no surviving remains for the city before the New Kingdom |
- the city came to prominence during the Third Intermediate Period
- Late Kingdom - Became Capital of Egypt during the 24th and 26th Dynasties
- It was an impressive city with many stone buildings. The temple of Neith rivaled in splendor that of the temple of Karnak.
- Herodotus writing in the 5th century BC, described large obelisks, a sacred lake and a huge granite naos of Ahmose 2
|Monuments||- Due to water damage, there are few surviving traces of this town consisting of relief blocks
- Many of the blocks found at Rosetta, including the famous Rosetta Stone which provided the key to the decipherment of hieroglyphs, came originally from Sais.