Tanis or San El Hagar is located in the Delta of Egypt. It is 145 KM (92 miles) away from Cairo. The city is known as the land of Gushen in the Old Testament. It was the royal residence of the kings during the XXI and XXII dynasties.AS Luxor was the capital of Egypt in the South, Tanis was the Northern capital in a smaller
Your Egypt Tours Egyptologist guide will meet you at the hotel to start your day tour to the ruins of the City
What to expect
It will be an interesting drive, as you will drive partly through the desert road and then through the
Delta and the fertile farmlands. The area around Tanis is supposed to be the fertile land of Gushen where the sons of Jacob settled down until the Exodus. The area contains the enormous temple of Amun and the subsidiary two for his wife Mut and son Khonsu. Many statues for Ramses II were moved from nearby cities The number of obelisks on the ground can tell you how large the temple and the city were as there are 23 obelisks lying on the ground.
Your guide will explain all the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the obelisks, and statues, and shows you the water wells and sacred lake. In addition to this, the burials of three pharaohs of the 21st and 22nd dynasties — Psusennes I, Amenemope, and Shoshenq II were found there.
After finishing your visit to Tanis, you will be driven back to Cairo
Drive back to Cairo.
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In 1939, several well-preserved royal tombs from the 20th and 21st centuries BC were discovered in Tanis' main temple enclosure. The silver coffins, golden masks, and gold and silver jewelry recall Tutankhamun's burial but are not quite as voluminous.
With Your Egypt Tours Travel Agency, you can easily plan your Tanis day tours from Cairo to be more secure. If you want to travel alone, you can get to Tanis by using the microbus or east Delta bus from Ulali or Abboud in Cairo to the city of Faqus which is 35 km south of Tanais. From Faqus, use the service taxi or the bus to get to San Al Hagar village.
Tanis is an ideal location for those with an archaeological interest, as it offers a variety of archaeological sites to visit, such as the Amun Temple and the Ramses II Great Temple. Additionally, visitors can view some of the remains of the pharaonic city of Piedmont (Pi-Ramesses), constructed by the same Pharaoh.
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