Itjtawy (i-sh-tau-wee); full Egyptian name: Amenemhat-itj-tawy — "Amenemhat – the Seizer of the Two Lands"), is the as-yet unidentified location of the royal city founded by Twelfth Dynasty Egyptian King Amenemhat I during year 20 of his reign. It is located in the Faiyum region, and its cemeteries were located at Lisht, el-Lahun and Dahshur. The site of Itjtawy may have been chosen due to its proximity to the source of Asiatic incursions into Egypt to help prevent further attacks.
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