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Map of Lower Egypt showing Avaris, near Qantir/Pi-Ramesses

Qantir is a modern village in Egypt.[1] Qantir (Khatana-Qantir) is believed to mark what was probably the ancient site of Ramesses II's great capital, Pi-Ramesse or Per-Ramesses ("House or Domain of Ramesses"). This city is situated about 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) north of Faqous in Sharqiyah province of the eastern Nile Delta, about 60 miles north-east of Cairo.[2]

The ancient site of Avaris is about 2 km south of Qantir. This was the older city in this area. Later on, Avaris was absorbed by Pi-Ramesses.


  1. K. Kris Hirst - A Glass Making Workshop for the Pharaoh Ramses II - History of Glass Making in Egypt's New Kingdom - Archaeology - Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. Monroe Edgar - Qantir, Ancient Pi-Ramesse - Tour Egypt - Retrieved 20 August 2011.

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