Sebennytos or Sebennytus (Arabic: سمندود, romanized: Samannūd, Coptic: ϫⲉⲙⲛⲟⲩϯ, Greek: Σεβέννυτος, or ἡ Σεβεννυτικὴ πόλις, Egyptian: ṯb-nṯr, probably pronounced */ˌcabˈnaːcar/ in Old Egyptian, */ˌcəbˈnuːtə/ in Late Egyptian), was an ancient city of Lower Egypt, located on the Damietta (Sebennytic) branch of the Nile in the Delta. Sebennytos was the capital of Lower Egypt's twelfth nome (the Sebennyte nome). Sebennytos was also the seat of the Thirtieth Dynasty of Egypt (380-343 BCE).
|Location||Gharbia Governorate, Egypt|
Sebennytos was anciently a place of some importance, and standing on a peninsula, between a lake (λίμνη Σεβεννυτική, Lake Burullus) and the Nile, was favorably seated for trade and intercourse with Lower Egypt and Memphis. The neglect of the canals, however, and the elevation of the alluvial soil have nearly obliterated its site. 
Sebennytos is perhaps best known as the hometown of Manetho, a historian and chronicler from the Ptolemaic era, c. 3rd century BC. Sebennytos was also the hometown of Nectanebo II, and he was its last ruler.
A temple dedicated to the local god Anhur, or Anhur-Shu, and his lioness goddess mate Mehit, once existed at this location but is now reduced to ruins. A fragment to where kings would have made offerings to Onuris and his wife, is on display at the Walters Art Museum.
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| Capital of Egypt
380 – 332 BC