Al-Qusiya is a small town about 22 miles south of Mallawi.The City was originally settled in the the Old Kingdom and was the ancient City of Cusae. It was the capital of the Fourteenth Nome of Upper Egypt, where Hathor, who became the Greek goddess Aphrodite Urania, was worshipped. The main interest here is the Deir al-Muharraq (the Burnt Monastery) which is about 5 miles south-west of town, and about 4 miles west of that, the Tombs of Mir. There are a few hotels in the area, but usually visits here consist of day trips.
Last Updated: June 27th, 2011