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Cusae or Kusai is the Greek name of a city in Upper Egypt, known to the Egyptians as Qis or Kis. Today, the city is known as el-Qusiya and is located on the west bank of the Nile, in the Asyut Governorate.

The city marked the southern border of the part of Egypt controlled by the Hyksos. It was a cult centre for Hathor, and also contained a necropolis used during the Middle Kingdom to hold the tombs of local aristocrats.

During the 5th century, the city was the camp of Legio II Flavia Constantia.


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Coordinates: 27°26′40″N 30°49′00″E / 27.44444°N 30.81667°E / 27.44444; 30.81667