City of Tod in Egypt


Tod is an ancient city which dates to the Old Kingdom. It lies just across the Nile from Armant, but really little is known of the area due to the fact that most of the ancient town is still buried under the modern housing in the area. There is a temple and sacred lake that dates to Ptolemaic times and scenes commemorating its foundation can be found towards the back. In the chapel-shrine of Tuthmosis III, which was designed to receive the sacred barque of Montu, there is a falcon-headed god surmounted by a solar disk, two uraei and two tall feathers. Under this Middle Kingdom sanctuary were found considerable gold and silver ingots, silver chalices and lapis lazuli buried in four chests and now in the Egyptian and Louvre museums.

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Our Feature Story on the Temple of Montu at Tod

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Last Updated: June 27th, 2011