Street plan of tanis infra red imaging archaeologist sarah parcak says she has discovered thousands of ancient sites in egypt from pyramids to a detailed street plan of the city of tanis an a to z of the region s northern capital all thanks to images from space generated by remote sensing satellites orbiting 700 kilometers or 435 miles above the earth. A temple inscription datable to the reign of ramesses ii mentions a field of tanis while the city in se is securely attested in two 20th dynasty documents.
Tanis was built as the capital of the 14th nome of lower egypt with the earliest tanite buildings dating from the 21st dynasty the first dynasty of the third intermediate period.
Tanis ancient egypt map. Tanis the greek name of ancient djanet is a city in the north eastern nile delta of egypt. Whether tanis is considered to be the most important archaeological site in egypt s northern delta or not it is almost certainly one of the largest and most impressive. The onomasticon of amenope and the story of wenamun as the home place of the pharaoh to be smendes.
Tanis 1886 plan of the ancient egyptian site of tanis often referred to as the thebes of the north. Extensive accounts of the ancient city were discovered in other areas of egypt but the actual ruins of tanis seemed to elude archaeologists leading to the belief that it was a lost city. Tanis san el hagar by jimmy dunn.
Ancient egypt maps these maps of ancient egypt seek to highlight representative aspects of the country. Nevertheless it is characterized by an eclectic reuse of materials that were usurped from other locations and earlier reigns. Tanis is an archaeological site and ancient egyptian city on the tanitic branch of the nile river delta near the modern day town of ṣān al ḥajar al qibliyyah.
Tanis was founded in the late twentieth dynasty and became the northern capital of egypt during the. It is located on the tanitic branch of the nile which has long since silted up. Tanis map this image is showing the ruins of the ancient city of tanis an archeological site in egypt well known from the indiana jones movie.
Tanis is unattested before the 19th dynasty of egypt when it was the capital of the 14th nome of lower egypt. Historical development locations of major constructions egypt as we know it today and the always important river nile that contributed to the growth of the ancient egyptian civilization. It was built on the tanitic arm of the nile river near lake menzaleh.
Tanis was the lower egyptian capital during the late period during the nineteenth dynasty. Media in category maps of tanis egypt the following 6 files are in this category out of 6 total. The image has been obtained from the original image from google maps with a certain image processing.