- Modern name for a site on the eastern edge of the Delta of Lower Egypt. The remains date from Dynasty 26 to the Graeco-Roman Period. It is likely to be identified with the ancient Daphnae mentioned by Herodotus as a garrison town founded during the Saite Period to guard the frontier routes from the Sinai. Tell Dafna was excavated by Flinders Petrie in 1886.Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. EdwART. 2011.