Benha is located 48 km north of Cairo and was developed before the Greeks arrived in
Egypt. Nearby are the remains of Athribis which was once the capital of the 10th Nome.
Athribis was associated with the worship of the black bull. During the Roman period the city
was at its greatest importance. There are little remains of the town except for traces of temples
that date from the 18th to the 26th Dynasties. There is also an extensive Graeco-Roman
cemetery. Some 26th to 30th Dynasty silver ingots and jewelry that were found at the Athribis
site that are now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.