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Hierakonpolis (Kom el-Ahmar, Nekhen)
(2505' N 3247'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).

map of Hierakonpolis map of the town of Hierakonpolis the temple of Hierakonpolis Hierakonplis, the 'fort'

the main deposit
UC 14898 Hierakonpolis, paintings in tomb 100 UC 15105

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