Sesebi or Sesibi was a New Kingdom Egyptian town the west bank of the Nile, across from Delgo, Sudan.[2][3] A temple was built there by Akhenaten, who appointed a viceroy to maintain the structure, govern the local settlement, and secure traffic on the Nile.[4]

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Sesebi is located in Sudan
Shown within Sudan
Coordinates20°6′35″N 30°32′35″E / 20.10972°N 30.54306°E / 20.10972; 30.54306Coordinates: 20°6′35″N 30°32′35″E / 20.10972°N 30.54306°E / 20.10972; 30.54306
Length270 m (890 ft)[1]
Width200 m (660 ft)[1]
BuilderAmenhotep IV


  1. ^ a b Morris, Ellen (2018). "Conversions and Contractions in Egypt's Southern Empire (c. 1550–1069)". Ancient Egyptian Imperialism. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 223–252. ISBN 978-1-119-46738-0.
  2. ^ Spence, Kate; Rose, Pamela J.; Bradshaw, Rebecca; Collet, Pieter; Hassan, Amal; MacGinnis, John; Masson, Aurélia; van Pelt, Paul (2011). "Sesebi 2011". Sudan & Nubia: 34–38.
  3. ^ Ibbotson, Sophie; Lovell-Hoare, Max (2012). Sudan. p. 141. ISBN 1841624136. There are the remains of several ancient Egyptian temples between Kerma and Abri, all on the west bank of the Nile. This is ... SESIBI. The ruins of the New Kingdom Egyptian town of Sesibi are on the west bank of the Nile, across from Delgo.
  4. ^ Kamil, Jill (1993). Aswan and Abu Simbel: History and Guide. p. 16. ISBN 9774243218. At nearby Sesibi, his successor Akhenaten built another temple. Viceroys were appointed in both locations to maintain these structures, govern the local communities, and ensure the regularity of the shipments northward.