- Also known as Zawiyet al-Mayetin and Zawiyet el-Amwat. Modern names for a site in Middle Egypt south of modern Minya on the east bank of the Nile. It has remains from the Predynastic Periodto the Graeco-Roman Period, but its main features are a ruined step pyramidof Dynasty 3and Old Kingdomand New Kingdom tombs. The site was investigated by a German expedition in 1976, 1977 and 1985, and by a joint Egyptian–British team beginning in 2000.Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. EdwART. 2011.