Sebennytos


Sebennytos
   Greek name for the ancient Egyptian town of Tjebnetjer, capital of the 12th nome of Lower Egypt. Modern Samanud on the west bank of the Damietta branch of the Nile. The main temple was dedicated to the god Onuris (Anhur)-Shu and his wife, Mehit. Although some objects from the Old Kingdomto New Kingdomhave been found in the vicinity, no remains have been found onsite earlier than Dynasty 30, whose royal family is stated to have come from Sebennytos, but the area has not yet been thoroughly excavated. The town remained prominent during the Graeco-Roman Period, its most famous citizen being the historian Manetho. It was surveyed by a British expedition from 1998–1999.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.