New Discovery at Dafna, Ismailia

Military fortified city from King Basmatik I eran The discovery of the remains of a military city from the 26th Dynasty (625-664 B.C.) at the archeological site of Dafna, Ismailia was recently discovered.
The site is located between the Suez Canal and Lake Manzala, 15 km northwest of Qantara city. The city enjoyed a special and strategic location as it was the port for eastern trade, as well as the main route between Egypt and the Orient. The group also discovered a three-hall temple built on mud bricks. A small palace was also discovered on northeastern part of the temple, also built on mud bricks containing eight rooms. Among the discoveries were bronze arrows and pottery plates, indicating an active trade between Egypt, Greece and the Orient.


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