- Modern name of an archaeological site in the Delta northwest of Cairo where a prehistoric town settlement was located. The later phases include mudbrick houses apparently built in a town plan. The culture is contemporary with that of elBadari and Naqada I but exhibits differences that were originally thought to indicate separate cultural development for Lower Egypt. The site was excavated by a German expedition from 1928–1939 and 1977–1983. Recent discoveries at Minshat Abu Omar indicate that Naqada culture was also present in the north.Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. EdwART. 2011.