Hatwaret overview
Other name(s) Avaris, Rowaty
Modern name(s) Tell ed-Dab'a
Region Egypt : Settlements
Section Lower Egypt
Latitude 30.78629566 N suggest info
Longitude 31.82221773 E
Status Accurate location
Info Ancient dwelling on the Pelusiac branch of the Nile that served as capital during various periods of Egyptian history.
Avaris was later incorporated as the southern quarter into the city of Pi-Ramesse.
The name (also spelled Auaris) originates from Egyptian Hatwaret, specifying an administrative capital (cf. Hawara at the entrance to the Faiyum).
Avaris is the city where in the times of the Middle Kingdom the main settlements of the Habiru in Egypt were situated (the biblical Goshen).
It should be noted that many (older) works erroneously identify Avaris with Tanis.
The place where Avaris was unearthed is today called Tell ed-Daba.
Second Intermediate Period
time frame from 1783 BCE to 1550 BCE (Standard)from 1632 BCE to 1194 BCE (NC)
New Kingdom
time frame from 1550 BCE to 1069 BCE (Standard)from 1194 BCE to 801 BCE (NC)
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30.786296, 31.822218 === 30.786296 N, 31.822218 E === 30° 47' 10.7" N, 31° 49' 20.0" E
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Nearest sites Pi-Ramesse, Per-Ramessu, Raamses, circa 1.9 km (2025 yd) north-east
Pa-Kes, Kessan, Goshen, Faqus, circa 6.6 km (4.1 mi) south
Tell Ibrahim Awad, circa 7 km (4.4 mi) north
Tell Abu el Rus, circa 9.1 km (5.6 mi) south-east
Tell el Iswid, circa 10.4 km (6.5 mi) north-west
Gezira Abu Mitawi, circa 11.6 km (7.2 mi) north
Tell el-Mashala, circa 11.1 km (6.9 mi) west
Tell el-Gindiya, Shillu, circa 12 km (7.4 mi) south-west
Imet, Tell Nebesheh, Tell Farun, circa 11.7 km (7.3 mi) north-east
Tell Gumaiyima, circa 13.4 km (8.3 mi) north-east
Kom el-Ahmar, circa 11.7 km (7.3 mi) east
Tell Abu Kharufa, Tell Zuwelen, circa 13.3 km (8.3 mi) north-east
Gezira Abu Umran, circa 14 km (8.7 mi) north-west
Gezira el-Tawila, circa 16.1 km (10 mi) south-west
Tell Zuwelen, Tell Sueilin, circa 17.7 km (11 mi) north-east
Tell Geziret el Faras, circa 17 km (10.6 mi) north-west
Tell Umm el Lahm (S), Abu Arideh, circa 20.4 km (12.7 mi) north
Tell Abu Husa, circa 18.7 km (11.6 mi) north-west
Tomb NRT-VI at Tanis, circa 21.9 km (13.6 mi) north
Tomb NRT-VII at Tanis, circa 21.9 km (13.6 mi) north
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Database ID 6, created 5 Apr 2010, 14:42, Last changed 27 Apr 2015, 18:00