Hierakonpolis (Kom el-Ahmar, Nekhen)
(25°05' N 32°47'E)
Main town on the West Bank in the third province of Upper Egypt.
Cemeteries and settlement site, of prime importance in the Pre- and Early Dynastic Period. Cult centre of the god Horus of Nekhen, flourishing particularly in the Early Dynastic Egypt and in the Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC).
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