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Atfih in Egypt


Atfih

Atfih is located about 2 miles east of the Nile river and near the Fayoum Oasis. The Egyptian name is Tp-yhwt, or 'the first of the cows' referring to Hathor. This became Petpeh in Coptic, which in Arabic is Atfih. There is little historical here to see. Apparently there is an animal necropolis and some Greek era family tombs. Also Sepulchers of cows in huge limestone tombs, but these may not be open to the public yet.


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