Qantir is a modern village in Egypt. Qantir (Khatana-Qantir) is believed to mark what was probably the ancient site of the 19th dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II's great capital, Pi-Ramesse or Per-Ramesses ("House or Domain of Ramesses"). This city is situated around 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) north of Faqous in Sharqiyah province of the eastern Nile Delta, about 60 miles north-east of Cairo.
The ancient site of Avaris is located around 2 km south of Qantir. This was the older city in this area. Later on, Avaris was absorbed by Pi-Ramesses.
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