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    The Nile Delta

Satellite image of the Nile Delta, with major sites [
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The Nile Delta in northern Egypt has five major distributary channels, which branch out  to the north at Cairo. The Delta is about 250 km wide where the mouths of these channels empty into the Mediterranean. 

Most of the sites shown above in the Delta were major settlements in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (330 BC - AD 410). Another, Sais, was the capital during the Late Period (662-330 BC), also called the Saitic period. South of the modern city of Cairo are large Old Kingdom temple and mortuary sites, including Giza and Memphis.

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