Qantir (Khatana-Qantir) is a village in Egypt.[1] Qantir is believed to mark what was probably the ancient site of the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II's capital, Pi-Ramesse or Per-Ramesses ("House or Domain of Ramesses"). It is situated around 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) north of Faqous in the Sharqiyah province of the eastern Nile Delta, about 60 miles north-east of Cairo.[2]

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

The ancient site of Avaris is located around 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) south of Qantir. This was the older city in this area. Later on, Avaris was absorbed by Pi-Ramesses.

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  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.

Coordinates: 30°48′N 31°50′E / 30.800°N 31.833°E / 30.800; 31.833