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Strategically located on the main caravan route north to Syria and Palestine, the site of Tell Dafana (ancient Daphnae) at the northeast corner of the Delta was a frontier fortress and trading center. Psammetichus I stationed his expert troops of Ionian and Carian mercenaries there. Judging from...

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From Tell Dafana (Daphnae), camp southeast of fort. 1886-87: excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Object Place

Tell Dafana (Daphnae), Egypt


Height x width: 13.9 x 6 cm (5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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