Buto

Buto was the later, Greek name for an ancient city located 95 km east of Alexandria in the Nile Delta of Egypt. The city stood on the Sebennytic arm of the Nile, near its mouth, and on the southern shore of the Butic Lake. Buto originally was two cities, Pe and Dep, which merged into one city that the Egyptians named Per-Wadjet. It is an important archaeological site in Kafr el-Sheikh governorate in the Nile delta.

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The site consists of three mounds, covering two cities and a temple complex. The older remains show that Buto was inhabited for at least 500 years during the Predynastic time, which ended 3100 BC, and it seems then to have been the capital of northern Egypt. The number of tourists is small, since the visible remains are not spectacular and the site is off the route for most tourists.

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