Dishna, Egypt

Dishna is an Egyptian settlement west of Qena situated on the north bank of the river Nile.


As the crow flies, the distance to Cairo is approximately 453 km (281 mi).[1][2]


An expedition of the Southern University of Texas explored the Sebilian culture on the Dishna plains.[3] The Ain Khoman tools of Oasis Baharia were identified as similar to the Esnan industry of the Dishna dated to c.12,300 B.P, differing only with respect to bifacial tools.[4] Several sites between Wadi Kubbaniya and the plains contained assemblages also of Esnan industrial production.[5] The Esnan industry also known as Mesnian, employs a non-levallois technique, productions composed largely of end-scrapers, though also including a much smaller number of arch-backed bladelets and trapezoid.[6]

See also


  1. "places-in-the-world". A.Markowski. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. © 2009-2011 Retrieved 2011-10-16
  3. Jozef M. A. Janssen, International Association of Egyptologists, Josef Janssen 1947 - Annual Egyptological bibliography Brill Archive, ISBN 90-04-04522-8 & F. Hassan - © UCL 1999–2012 Archived 2013-12-17 at the Wayback Machine - Retrieved 2012-01-14
  4. Kathryn A. Bard (Steven Blake Shubert ed.) - Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt - 938 pages Routledge, 1999 Retrieved 2012-01-14 ISBN 0-415-18589-0 & ed. P.L. Shinnie - page 6. of NYAME AKUMA November 1978 - F.A..Hassan of Washington State University Newsletter of the Africanist Archaeologists in America Retrieved 2012-01-14
  5. Ian Shaw - The Oxford history of ancient Egypt - 525 pages Oxford University Press, 2003 Retrieved 2012-01-14 ISBN 0-19-280458-8
  6. page 160 of Butzer Karl W.. Late Quaternary problems of the Egyptian Nile : stratigraphy, environments, prehistory.. In: Paléorient. 1997, Vol. 23 N°2. Paléoenvironnement et sociétés humaines au moyen-orient de 20 000 BP à 6 000 BP. pp. 151-173. doi : 10.3406/paleo.1997.4658 Retrieved 2012-01-14
  • Fekri A. Hassan 1974 - The archaeology of the Dishna Plain, Egypt: a study of a late palaeolithic settlement, Issues 57-60 Ministry of petroleum and Mineral Wealth, Geological Survey of Egypt and Mining Authority - Social Science - 174 pages library of Yale University Retrieved 2011-10-16 - Retrieved 2012-01-14

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